Meeting to discuss potential railroad crossing closures rescheduled

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Many of those living in Baton Rouge want to know what the future will hold for several railroad crossings throughout the city.

Louisiana leaders announced plans to either make changes to the crossings or get rid of them all together. On Thursday, January 11, East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, along with other leaders, toured some of the crossings. They say they wanted to hear from the people directly.

"We certainly want to be highly sensitive in issues like this before any decision moves forward. And so it was good to be out here to talk to the citizens of the community first hand at the locations," said Broome.

Several public meetings are planned to get residents' feedback on the railroad crossing proposals. The first meeting was originally set for Thursday, January 18, but was cancelled due to freezing weather.

The meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the McKowen Baptist Church, located at 1255 Louise St. in Baton Rouge.

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