Wednesday, August 08, 2012

NS, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to begin hazard elimination project

The effort to establish Section 130 hazard-elimination at railroad crossings in Louisville, Ken., near Wilson Avenue and Woodland Avenue, has taken a major step forward with the project receiving $1.8 million in funding for improvements.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Norfolk Southern have agreed to appropriate $1,800,000 of SAFETEA-LU funds to install warning devices at the seven crossings in this area. With these improvements, the Risk Index along this corridor will be low across these seven crossings.

The project includes placing warning devices, such as automatic gates and flashing lights and bells at these locations: 25th Street, Wilson Avenue, 28th Street, Catalpa Street, Woodland Avenue, Hale Avenue and Greenwood Avenue. It also covers road closures in the following areas: 23rd Street, Cypress Street, Olive Street and Hemlock Street.

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