For Immediate Release
Contact: Jason Gilham
614 | 466 7750
PUCO approves upgrade of rail crossings in Wood County
COLUMBUS, OHIO (Feb. 14, 2012) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) today approved authorization from the Ohio Rail Development Commission (ORDC) directing CSX to install flashing lights and gates at two grade crossings in Wood County.
CSX will install flashing lights and gates at the Hanley Road/Township Road 64 (228-846J) in Lake Township and Ovitt Road/Township Road 104 (155-809C) grades crossings in Middleton Township.
Funding for the upgrades will be provided through federal funds. The railroad will be responsible for completing construction of the upgrades by Nov. 14, 2012.
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 improvement will come from the State Grade Crossing Safety Fund, and will not exceed $5,000 per project.
The PUCO is responsible for evaluating
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/.
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