Knox Officials Discuss Heaton Street Railroad Crossing


The Knox City Council discussed the rather rough railroad crossing on Heaton Street during their meeting last week.

Councilman Jeff Berg said that he was in contact with a representative of INDOT’s Railroad Safety Coordinator to discuss the crossing. He said INDOT will be making an effort to come to a solution for that crossing. Norfolk Southern representatives have also been notified of the issues that drivers are having when they advance through the crossing.

Council members and INDOT officials are concerned with damage to cars and the possibility of damaged snow plows. Both sides of the crossing were smoothed over, but holes and other issues have formed from heavy traffic.

Mayor Rick Chambers noted that INDOT will be working with Norfolk Southern to help repair the crossing as soon as possible.