Rep. Meredith Calls On Transportation Cabinet To Review Safety Measures For Oakland Railroad Crossing
FRANKFORT, Ky. (August 19, 2016) - Rep. Michael Meredith, R-Brownsville, has called on Secretary Greg Thomas to encourage the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to examine the CSX railroad crossing in downtown Oakland on Vine Street. After the most recent fatal collision that occurred earlier this month, Rep. Meredith informed the Transportation Secretary of the hazardous conditions at the crossing.
“Our community has suffered too many tragic accidents due to the current condition of this crossing,” said Rep. Meredith. “I am hopeful that we can secure crossing gates once the Cabinet has reviewed our circumstances. The Oakland community deserves this necessary safety measure and I look forward to working with Secretary Thomas to improve the safety of this railroad crossing.”
Additionally, Rep. Meredith has also requested the Transportation Cabinet address the overgrown foliage along the crossing, stating that it is a serious obstruction to visibility and a serious hazard to travelers.