News 12 at 6 o'clock / Friday, Sept. 13, 2013
GROVETOWN, Ga. (WRDW) -- There's confusion and plenty of it for Kimberly Schultz.
"I mean, they would have to go..." she told News 12's Patrick Price as she tried to explain detours.
One of her neighbors says, "A lot of backup, a lot of wait and a lot of traffic."
You would think it's all because of a train, but it's not.
"You're probably in line for maybe 30 minutes at least, waiting to get through over the railroad track," said Schultz.
She just found out it's not the trains she'll be fighting next week, it'll be the closed roads crossing the tracks. A road she uses to get to and from her job on fort Gordon.
"It's gonna be terrible, especially on the street we live on," she said.
CSX Railroad is continuing repairs but this time, things will end up in gridlock.
Robinson Avenue will close next Tuesday and Katherine Street will shut down just a couple of days later.
With both closed, through traffic from northern Columbia County to Fort Gordon will be shut off.
"And that's going to block my customers for coming for the week," said Schultz.
And it's going to block Michelle Suyeyoshi from getting to her business too. She lives on one side of the tracks and works on the other.
"I'll probably have to detour back over to Gordon Highway and back around to Robinson Avenue," said the business owner.
That route would take an extra thirty minutes out of Michelle's day and out of others days too, where minutes are very precious.
"We're not even allowed to be three minutes late on our job because of the military," Schultz said.
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