Posts Tagged ‘grade crossing closures’

PUCO Approves CSX Crossing Project in Tiffin

June 27, 2019

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has approved approved a plan by CSX to consolidate rail crossings in Tiffin that will result upgraded warning devices at five crossings while two other crossings will be closed.

Crossings at Perry, Market, Nelson, Clinton and Wall streets will receive four quadrant light-and-gate systems. Closed will be crossings at Monroe and Holmes streets.

The work must be completed by June 19, 2020. Funding is being provided by the federal government, the state and CSX.

The state’s share of funding comes from the State Grade Crossing Safety Fund and may not exceed $5,000 per project.

Grade Crossing Closing Gets PUCO Approval

November 28, 2015

CSX has received the approval of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to close a grade crossing in Morrow County near Galion.

Located at Bloomingrove-New Winchester Road in Washington Township, PUCO officials said the crossing ranks as the 110th most dangerous in Ohio out of 5,800 crossings.

A PUCO investigation determined that the crossing was particularly dangerous because of the level of train traffic, the speed at which the trains travel through the crossing, the lack of flashing lights and gates, poor sight distances, the unusual angle of approach and the distance between two sets of tracks.

The crossing is located on the Indianapolis Line of CSX between Galion and Marion.