For Immediate Release
Contact: Matt Schilling
(614) 466 7750
PUCO approves three rail crossing projects in Butler County
COLUMBUS, OHIO (Sept. 18, 2013) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) today approved an agreement with the Ohio Rail Development Commission, Norfolk Southern Railway and the city of Middletown in Butler County for three rail crossing projects. The projects include:
- Permanent closure to pedestrian and vehicular traffic at the Grand Avenue (524-680W) grade crossing.
- New surfaces installed at the Central Avenue (524-677N) and Verity Parkway (525-342C) grade crossings.
The railroad and city will be responsible for completing the projects by September 18, 2014.
The Ohio Rail Hotline, at (866) 814-RAIL (7245), provides Ohioans with a toll-free resource for all railroad crossing questions. For more information regarding these crossings, access the Ohio railroad information system website at http://gradecrossings.puco.ohio.gov/.
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) is the sole agency charged with regulating public utility service. The role of the PUCO is to assure all residential, business, and industrial consumers have access to adequate, safe and reliable utility services at fair prices while facilitating an environment that provides competitive choices. Consumers with utility-related questions or concerns can call the PUCO Call Center at (800) 686-PUCO (7826) and speak with a representative.
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