Granite City Neighbors Oppose Removal of Railroad Crossing

GRANTIE CITY, IL. (KMOX) – They built their homes across the railroad tracks and now Union Pacific wants to take away a main route to town.

In the Granite City area an entire neighborhood uses the Morrison Road crossing to get into the main part of the city. But now Union Pacific wants to remove the crossing.

Illinois State Senator Bill Haine plans to meet with neighbors Tuesday morning at the crossing at 9:30.

“They’ve lived there for decades and just to cut off the road doesn’t seem to be the right thing to do”  Sen. Haine told KMOX News.

He believes the railroad company’s motive is to move North Dakota oil more quickly through the area.

To keep or eliminate the Morrison Road crossing will be made by the Illinois Commerce Commission.

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