- Associated Press - Friday, July 29, 2016

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - The railroad line between Natchez and Brookhaven will soon receive approximately $14.3 million in repairs and improvements.

The City of Natchez received word Tuesday that it has been awarded an approximately $10.7 million grant through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s TIGER Discretionary Grant program. The city has partnered with Natchez Railway Inc. - which is providing approximately $3.6 million in unrequired match funds - for the project.

The Natchez Democrat reports (https://bit.ly/2a4qZZ4) the work planned for the railway includes rehabilitating and upgrading five structurally insufficient railroad truss bridges, replacing one failed culvert and installing new passive safety improvements on public at-grade crossings along the 65-mile rail line on Natchez Railway-owned property.

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Information from: The Natchez Democrat, https://www.natchezdemocrat.com/



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