BNSF to repair dangerous railroad crossing near Dumas

BNSF to repair dangerous railroad crossing near Dumas

Dumas, TX - Thousands of drivers go down Highways 287 daily. Those who know this stretch of road try to avoid the railroad tracks along the highway just North of Dumas.

The tracks have sunk, causing the highway to dip and drivers to lose control of their vehicles. Several people have complained about the dangers the  deteriorating crossing creates. Now, two Justices of Peace in Moore County say repairs have been put off for too long.

Judges Barbara Mulanax and Sue Sims say they contacted TxDOT and BNSF Railways weeks ago demanding repairs.

When NewsChannel 10 called BNSF they said some didn't know this was a problem but say they would look into it immediately.

"Our road master for this particular area informed me that he will address this promptly and that we will work closer with the county as they do repairs in the area," said Director of Public Affair for BNSF Joe Faust.

Faust says BNSF checked out the road on Tuesday and says construction to repair the crossing will start as soon as the company orders materials for the fix.

"Safety is important not only for BNSF but for the residents of Moore County," said Faust.

TxDOT will assist on traffic control once the repairs start. TxDOT officials don't anticipate the construction to last longer than two weeks.

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