Maxton, NC: Opposition to crossing closure risks bigger inconvenience if three are closed instead

25 Apr

Maxton has three level crossings of the CSX Transportation (CSX) right-of-way and risks all three being closed if it doesn’t go along with the proposed upgrade of two crossings and the elimination of the third. CSX has offered to fund the upgrades of two of the crossings which are to be found on North First, North Third and Brooklyn streets.

Now, local politicians have failed to agree on a way forward as representations are being made that closure of the level crossing on North First Street will bring with it hardship to residents which is expressed in a 150 signature petition. Ironically, the original proposal was to close the North Third Street level crossing; but, this was switched to North First Street be causes of opposition to the original proposal.

Next step, talks between City administrators and CSX.

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