City council approves request to shut down rail line crossing

The Elbert City Council approved a resolution to authorize the closure of the railroad crossing at the Harper Street crossing due to a safety concern. 

CSX transportation requested the closure in a letter dated Oct. 18, in which CSX agrees to pay the city $10,000 for the closing.

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), in agreement with the request, also offered the city of Elberton an additional $7,500 for the closing. 


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