Wednesday, March 13, 2013

PUCO approves upgrade of rail crossing in Lancaster

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has approved construction authorization from the Ohio Rail Development Commission directing Indiana & Ohio Railway to install mast-mounted flashing lights and roadway gates at the South Maple Street grade crossing in the city of Lancaster, Ohio.

The railroad will be responsible for completing construction of the upgrade by Dec. 6, 2013. Funding for the project will be provided by federal funds.

To increase public safety during the construction of the project, PUCO will assist the local government 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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