29th Ave. rail crossing to be fixed

Published: Mar. 27, 2023 at 8:01 PM CDT
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Many drivers in Meridian know about the train tracks that cross 29th Avenue near Interstate 20/59 and the damage that they could cause to your car.

But driving over it will not be worrisome for much longer.

The City of Meridian is finalizing information with the railroad companies about getting that portion repaired.

Director of Public Works David Hodge said the city has been trying to get the condition addressed for a while.

“We’re in the process of fixing 29th Avenue railroad crossing just south of where we are now public works; it has been in horrible shape for some time now. So we’ve been in discussions with Kansas City Railroad, who’s recently merged with Canadian National Railroad. It delayed that effort a little bit, but we’re going to be receiving an agreement from them. They’re going to help fund the project,” said Hodge.

Hodge says that the project should be completed in the coming months.