PUCO OKs 3 Grade Crossing Projects

Three grade crossing projects have been approved by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.

PUCOIOhio Central will improve a crossing at Schrock Road and Township Road 656 in Tuscarawas County while CSX will upgrade a crossing at Green Road and Township Road 96 in Wood County s well as a crossing of County Road 28 in Wood County.

In all three projects, the railroads will install mast-mounted flashing lights and gates with the work to be completed by June 28, 2017.

Funding will come from the federal government.

In a news release, PUCO said that since it began evaluating Ohio’s public grade crossings to determine the need for installing active warning devices, the number of train-motor vehicle crashes has decreased from 123 in 2001 to 72 in 2015.

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