Midland City Council May Close K Street Railroad Crossing
Midland City Council is considering closing the K Street railroad crossing in the near future.
According to NewsWest 9, Union Pacific Railroad proposed the closing and is offering $100,000 for costs of the project.
Councilman John Love says the council staff will meet with Union Pacific Railroad to discuss the negotiations.
"What council decided to do is to explore this option further because we have some problem areas, so if we can trade the closing of one railroad crossing to try and improve some of our other railroad crossings, then I think that's a good deal for the citizens of Midland," said Love.
Statistics show that K Street has less vehicles that use the crossing per day and that neighboring crossings at Garfield and G Street get far more traffic.
Councilman Love says before a decision is made, residents would have a chance to voice their opinion or concerns in front of city council.