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PUCO Has Funds for Grade Crossing Projects

August 19, 2021

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has invited local governments in the state to apply for grants to improve railroad grade crossings.

In a news release, PUCO noted there are two state-funded programs that might be applicable for local communities: The state grade crossing upgrade program and the supplemental assistance program.

The state-funded crossing upgrade program enables local communities to share the cost of installing safety devices with the state and railroad or railroads.

Communities that seek grants from this program might be required to provide a small portion of the project costs.

PUCO officials said each case will be assessed on an individual basis.

PUCO Approves 2 NS Grade Crossing Projects

January 16, 2021

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has approved two grade crossing safety projects in Pike County.

Norfolk Southern will install flashing lights and gates at the Market Street and Mill Street crossings by Jan. 13, 2022. 

PUCO also directed NS to install a traffic preemption at the Market Street crossing.

Both projects will receive federal funding PUCO said in a news release.

 

PUCO Approves 2 Grade Crossing Projects

December 8, 2020

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has approved two grade crossing improvement projects involving a pair of short line railroads.

The Columbus & Ohio River Railroad will install flashing lights and gates at the Township Road 225 crossing in Coshocton County.

The Northern Ohio & Western Railway will install flashing lights and gates at the Sandusky County/Greensburg Pike crossing in Sandusky County.

Federal funding will be provided for both projects, which are to be completed by Sept. 2, 2021.

PUCO Approves Grade Crossing Projects

June 5, 2020

Grade crossing improvement projects were approved this week by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.

The Northern Ohio & Western will install lights and gates at six crossings in Gibsonburg by Dec. 3, 2021.

Funds for NOWR’s projects will be provided by the Ohio Rail Development Commission, PUCO and the Sandusky County-Seneca-County-City of Tiffin Port Authority.

CSX was directed to install by March 3, 2021, lights and gates at the Barnhouse Road/Township Road 114 crossing in Allen Township; the Farson Street crossing in Belpre; the Baker Road/Township Road 25 crossing in Jackson Township; and the Stephenson Road crossing in Reily Township.

The Wheeling & Lake Erie is to install by March 3, 2021, active warning devices, an additional surface and a sidewalk for pedestrians at the State Route 99/Ridge Street crossing in Monroeville, and install flashing lights and gates at the River Corners Road/County Road 27 crossing in Medina County.

The W&LE also will install flashing lights and gates at the Bair Road/Township Road 448 crossing in Sugarcreek Township by June 3, 2021.

PUCO Authorizes Grade Crossing Projects

February 29, 2020

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has approved the installation of lights, gates and warning devices at grade crossings on Norfolk Southern; Chicago, Ft. Wayne & Eastern; and the Wheeling & Lake Erie in seven counties.

PUCO also directed CSX to install active warning devices at the Ohio Route 7 crossing in Washington County, and the Columbus & Ohio River Railroad to install flashing lights at the Hope Avenue crossing in Franklin County.

The installations and upgrades must be completed by Nov. 26.

Federal funding will be provided for the projects through the State Grade Crossing Safety with funding of up to $5,000 per project.

Ohi-Rail to Improve 2 Crossings in Minerva

December 3, 2019

Ohi-Rail will improve grade crossings in Minerva as a result of action taken recently by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.

PUCO will provide funding for the projects that are to be completed by Nov. 21, 2020, with funding from the State Grade Crossing Protection Fund covering part of the costs.

Ohi-Rail will upgrade LED lights at the Line Street grade crossing and upgrade LED lights at the Bonnie View Avenue crossing.

In a news release, PUCO said funding from the State Grade Crossing Protection Fund is not to exceed $5,000 per project.

W&LE, I&O to Upgrade Grade Crossings

November 9, 2019

Two short line railroads will improve grade crossings in Clark and Crawford counties in Ohio.

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approved construction authorization from the Ohio Rail Development Commission directing the Indiana & Ohio, and the Wheeling & Lake Erie to make the improvements.

The I&O will install lights and gates at the North Burnett Road grade crossings in Springfield by Aug. 6, 2020.

The W&LE was directed to install lights and gates at the Ohio Route 4 crossing in Crawford County by Aug. 6, 2020.

PUCO said federal funding will be provided for both projects.

PUCO Approves 12 Grade Crossing Projects

August 4, 2019

Six railroads will install new grade crossing protection equipment at 12 crossing as a result of recent action by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.

Norfolk Southern will install lights and gates at the Township Road 212 grade crossing in Arcadia by July 30, 2020.

CSX will install lights and gates as well as remove a spur track at the Main Street crossing in the New Bloomington

The Wheeling & Lake Erie will install light, gates and a new crossing surface at the County Road 504 crossing in Creston, as well as install lights and gates, and complete surface reconstruction at the Center Street crossing in New Washington;

The Kanawha River Railroad will install lights and gates at the Carpenter Road/County Road 13 crossing in Albany.

The Columbus &; and Ohio River Railroad will upgrade lights and gates at the Thornwood Drive crossing in Heath and at the Parrot Street crossing in Mt. Vernon. The crossing surface at Parrot Street also will require traffic signal preemption installed and the crossing surface to be reconstructed.

The CSX, W&LE, KRR and C&OR projects are all to be completed by April 30, 2020.

The Akron Barberton Cluster Railway will install LED lights at the Oak Street crossing in Ravenna, as well as at the Tuscarawas Avenue, Fourth Street, Hopocan Avenue, Cleveland-Massillon Road crossings in the city of Barberton.

Those projects are to be completed by July 31, 2020.

PUCO Approves 6 Grade Crossing Projects

July 21, 2019

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

Norfolk Southern will install lights and gates and expand the crossing surface at the Jefferson Street/State Route 103 grade crossing in Bluffton.

NS also will install flashing lights, bells, sidelights and curbing at the Penn Street/Township Road 1383 crossing in Wells Township. Both projects are to be completed by July 17, 2020.

PUCO also directed NS to install lights and gates at the Fourteenth Street and Spring Lane crossings in Portsmouth. That work must be completed by Jan. 17, 2021.

The Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway will install cantilevered lights and gates at the Kibler Street/State Route 602 crossing in New Washington. That project is to be completed by April 17, 2020.

CSX will install lights, gates, sidelights and cantilevers at the Front Street crossing in Hamilton in a project that also must be finished by April 2020.

Federal funding is being used in six grade crossing project.

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.