St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Kansas City Southern to Perform Maintenance on Railroad Crossings

Kansas City Southern to Perform Maintenance on Railroad Crossings

Thursday, January 29, 2015

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH –  Kansas City Southern (KCS) Railroad will begin improvements to railroad crossings throughout St. John the Baptist Parish on Saturday, January 31, 2015. The maintenance work is expected to last through February, weather permitting. 

Improvements will start with the Hwy 54 crossing in Garyville (the crossing closest to Airline Hwy) on Saturday, January 31. The crossing will be closed to through traffic from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. while repairs are made.

The Central Avenue Railroad crossing in Reserve (the crossing closest to Airline Hwy) will be closed to through traffic on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Improvements include removing the old railroad tracks and placing new tracks and new asphalt.

Motorists will be detoured to LA 637 (W 10th St) for both closures. All fire departments and emergency personnel have been advised of the railroad work and each has developed alternate routes for emergency response.

More information will be released for the following KCS Railroad Crossings improvements in the upcoming weeks:

  • LA 3179 ( E 22nd St.)
  • LA 3223 (Elm St.)
  • LA 3224 (Hemlock St.)
  • LA 44 (Main St.)
  • LA 636 (McReine Rd.)
  • LA 3217 (Bayou Steel Rd.)

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