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Next DDD Meeting TUES. FEB 15, 2018, 8 AM
Public meeting #2
KCS Railroad Crossings closures & Repairs

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), along with the City of Baton Rouge, are conducting two open house public meetings for the proposed maintenance and rehabilitation project along the Kansas City Southern (KCS) railroad in East Baton Rouge Parish.

In an effort to gather more information regarding the railroad project, DOTD announced last month that the public comment period was extended in order to give the Department an opportunity to reconsider plans that were presented at the public meeting on November 6.

POSTPONED: Thursday, January 18, 5:30 p.m.
New St. John Baptist Church
1455 South St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Tuesday, January 23, 5:30pm

McKowen Baptist Church
1255 Louise St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is proposing the maintenance and rehabilitation of ten (10) railroad crossings and proposed permanent closure of six (6) railroad crossings along the Kansas City Southern (KCS) railroad in the city of Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish. Ten (10) of the fifteen (15) crossings border the eastern boundary of the Downtown Development District.

Maintenance and Rehabilitation: North St., Main St., Laurel St., Florida Blvd., Convention St., Government St., Wisteria St., Myrtle Walk St., Terrace Ave., and Louise St. crossings.

Proposed Permanent Closures: Gayosa St., South Blvd., Julia St., Smith St., Orange St., and Apple St. crossings.

The crossings that are proposed to be closed will be complete closures. The sidewalks at these crossings would be removed; however, pedestrian crossings would be created at several of the other crossings, usually where sidewalks come up to the railroad right-of-way and end. Detours will be required for the maintenance and rehabilitation during the in-roadway crossing work. The detours will be coordinated with the City of Baton Rouge at the time of construction.

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Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
Environmental Engineer Administrator, Section 28
P.O. Box 94245
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9245

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