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Railroad crossing causing confusion amongst motorist; what you should do


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – If you are traveling into the city of Sylacauga from Fayetteville, you may have noticed a rather confusing combination of roadsigns at the railroad crossing on Sylacauga Fayetteville Hwy near Heritage Plastics.

A yield and stop sign are displayed next to each other at the railroad crossing leaving many motorist with a few important questions. Do I stop? Do I yield? Will I get a ticket if I do not stop? All in which, are valid questions.

Taking down one of the signs seems like a simple solution to the problem, right? Well, it’s not exactly that simple.

For liability reasons, the stop sign belonging to Talladega County, cannot be removed without receiving updated information from the railroad companies detailing the parameters of the railroad crossing.

“For the time being, I would suggest people honor the stop sign,” said Talladega County Engineer, Shannon Robbins. “The stop sign was put up based off the parameters from the years past. Those lines are active and every bit of information that we have warrants that situation.”

This issue has been presented to the Talladega County Commission attorney who is working closely with the railroad companies at a state level to help resolve the conflict to better protect the public.


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