JEFFERSON PARISH, LOUISIANA
March 17, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WILLSWOOD LANE, GEORGE STREET AND AVONDALE GARDEN ROADTO CLOSE FOR REPLACEMENT OF RAILROAD CROSSINGS
JEFFERSON, LA – Union Pacific Railroad will replace three Westbank railroad crossings which will result in the following daily road closures starting Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 7 a.m. through Monday, March 20, 2023 at 5 p.m., weather permitting:
- Willswood Lane at the railroad crossing
- George Street at the railroad crossing
- Avondale Garden Road at the railroad crossing
Only one crossing will be closed at a time and each crossing will be closed for a portion of the day. Motorists should observe all road closure signs and can detour by using Live Oak Boulevard, Highway 18, Highway 90 and Gambino Road.
The work involves the total replacement of the railroad tracks, as well as the pavement at both crossings. This regular maintenance is performed and funded by Union Pacific along its privately owned infrastructure, and is necessary to keep crossings smooth for drivers and tracks safe for trains. The work is being done using pre-fabricated sections of rail to minimize the traffic disruption.
To stay updated on real-time closures and view the available live railroad crossing cameras, visit www.JeffParish.net/RailCams.
For more information about Jefferson Parish, visit www.JeffParish.net. Residents can also receive regular updates by following the Parish on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@JeffParishGov) or by texting JPALERT or JPNOTICIAS to 888-777.
Jefferson Parish Public Information Office
1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Suite 1002
Jefferson, LA 70123
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Gretchen Hirt Gendron, PIO