4/19/2016 - Benchmark Road to close for railroad crossing work

Work on a railroad crossing will close Benchmark Road next week.

Through-traffic will not be able to use the Spotsylvania road while CSX crews work on the crossing at Benchmark and Mine Road, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation..

Benchmark is slated to be closed at 7 a.m. Monday. The road is expected to re-open by the afternoon of Friday, April 29.

Detour signs will be posted.

The Virginia Railway Express commuter rail line is adding a section of third track along Benchmark. The new track is expected to be open to train traffic by early next month.