Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Ohio to upgrade crossings in two counties

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) approved construction authorization at two grade crossings in Lucas and Mercer counties.

Norfolk Southern will install a cantilever at the Holland-Sylvania Road (509-457F) grade crossing in the city of Toledo, Lucas County.

RJ Corman Railroad-Western (RJC) will install mast-mounted flashing lights, cantilevered lights, one set of sidelights and roadway gates at the Market Street/State Route 29 (477-014C) grade crossing in the city of Celina, Mercer County. RJC will be responsible for completing construction of their upgrade by August 7, 2013. Funding for this upgrade will be provided by federal funds.

To increase public safety during the construction of the projects, PUCO will assist the local governments with the cost of improvements such as rumble strips, illumination, improved signage or other safety enhancements at the project location. Funding for the improvements will come from the State Grade Crossing Safety Fund and will not exceed $5,000.

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