LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A new set railroad-crossing gates at a dangerous intersection in Buechel will be open by Christmas.

Councilman Pat Mulvilhill made the announcement Tuesday as construction of the gates continue at Buechel and Crawford Avenues.

“Norfolk Southern Railroad has indicated a tentative completion date of December 18, barring any unforeseen problems such as weather," Mulvihill said in a press release.

Back in March of this year, three people died after a car collided with a train at the intersection. All were JCPS students.

Norfolk Southern began installation in November after signing an agreement of understanding with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

“I want to thank Norfolk Southern for getting this work done before the end of the year,” Mulvihill said.  “It’s a matter of life and death.” 

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