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New Iberia council receives confirmation from DOTD on completion of new railroad features

Posted at 9:35 PM, Mar 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-04 00:03:59-05

New Iberia City Council members received confirmation from state legislators Tuesday night that plans to install arms on railroad crossings in the city will be completed by the end of the year.

One council member says it's the citizens who made this possible.

"I want to make sure the citizens know, thank you for pushing this program forward," said David Broussard, a representative from District 3. "If we didn't get a lot of phone calls, we didn't get a lot of support pushing this forward, we wouldn't be at today's meeting reading that very important letter from DOTD."

Katie Easter spoke with Broussard on the safety features.

See that below:

New Iberia railroad tracks

"It'll be great," resident Arthur Gray told KATC. "A lot of lives are going to be saved."

Also at Tuesday's meeting, former city councilman Raymond Lewis will spoke to the council about violence in the city.

Last year Lewis's son Gerron was shot and killed.

That meeting starts at 5:30 pm.