Vicksburg Street Bridge Replacement
The Federal Railroad Administration issued an Environmental Assessment and a Finding of No Significant Impact for the Vicksburg Project. The purpose of the project is to enhance railroad and traffic safety by replacing the aging and structurally deficient Washington Street Bridge. Significant improvement or replacement of the Washington Street Bridge is necessary to adequately accommodate truck traffic through the City of Vicksburg and assure continued safe operation of passenger cars over the Kansas City Southern Railroad Company (KCSRC) right-of-way. The bridge should be replaced with the most cost-effective structure. In addition, and considering the improvements proposed for the Washington Street Bridge, this project seeks to construct an extension to Lee Street connecting to Washington Street that would allow for the closing of the Lee Street grade crossing.