Friday, May 11, 2012

PUCO approves upgrade of rail crossing in Butler County

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The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approved construction authorization from the Ohio Rail Development Commission, authorizing Norfolk Southern to install flashing lights and gates at the Station Road/Township Road 120 (524-701M) grade crossing in West Chester Township, Butler County.

The railroad will be responsible for completing construction of the upgrades by Feb. 9, 2013. Funding for these upgrades will be provided by federal funds.

To increase public safety during the construction of the project, the 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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