New Section Of Riverwalk Leading To St. Elmo Will Have Gates At 2 Spur Railroad Crossings

Thursday, July 11, 2013

A new section of the Tennessee Riverwalk leading to St. Elmo will have gates at two railroad crossings.

Todd Leamon, county public works administrator, said the gates will be at CSX spur lines used about 3-4 times per day.

He said the Riverwalk will go through an existing tunnel under the main CSX line.

There will also be gates at spur lines at two planned four-lane roads on the Wheland/U.S. Pipe property, Mr. Leamon said.

The railroad will handle the construction of the gates, but will not shoulder the $1.2 million cost.

Mr. Leamon said the county will not bear any of that expense. He said the gates at the Wheland/U.S. Pipe tract will be paid for privately. He said the gates on the Riverwalk will be covered by grants and foundations.

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