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Friday, October 16, 2009

ICC approves improvements at grade crossing in Mt. Vernon

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The Illinois Commerce Commission has granted approval for installation of new automatic warning devices at the N. Chestnut Lane highway-rail grade crossing of the Norfolk Southern track located in the City of Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County.

The total estimated cost to install flashing light signals and gates with a bell, controlled by constant warning time circuitry, is $222,330. The Grade Crossing Protection Fund will pay 85 percent of the signal installation costs, not to exceed $188,981. The City will pay 10 percent of the signal installation costs, and Norfolk Southern will pay all remaining installation costs, as well as all future operating and maintenance costs related to the new automatic warning devices.

All work is to be completed by Oct. 8, 2010.

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