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Ignico Drive Gates Now in Place
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Crossing gates are now up and working at the deadly Ignico Drive railroad crossing --  months ahead of schedule.

The Georgia Department of Transportation reported Thursday afternoon that the gates were in place.

13WMAZ's Jennifer Moulliet visited the crossing and reports that it's operational.

People in Warner Robins pushed the state and Norfolk Southern Railroad to install the crossing gates after a mother and her 7-week-old daughter died in a Memorial Day weekend collision with a train.

Mayor Chuck Shaheen says he lobbied the state to speed up its timetable, which initially said it might take as long as a year and a half.

The state says over the last five years, there have been five accidents and four fatalities at the crossing.

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