Officials to unveil findings of railroad study
Published: August 8,2011
TUPELO — The results of Tupelo’s $2.2-million railroad relocation study will be discussed Thursday at a public meeting.
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the study recommends elevating the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad track above the city to alleviate mounting traffic congestion. It t provides no recommendation for raising the $400 million needed for the project.
Mayor Jack Reed Jr. and several city council members said during a retreat two years ago that they disliked the idea of elevated rails through the city.
Reed declined to comment Friday, saying he’ll wait until after the public hearing to offer remarks.
The hearing will be held from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Thursday at the BancorpSouth Arena. The study was headed by the Mississippi Department of Transportation.
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