Rail crossing in Crawford County will be upgraded

Staff report

COLUMBUS – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has approved construction authorization from the Ohio Rail Development Commission to install mast-mounted flashing lights and roadway gates at crossings in Crawford and Morrow counties.

Norfolk Southern Railway will upgrade the crossing at Quaintance Road and Township Road 81 in Liberty Township, Crawford County.

CSX Transportation will upgrade the crossing at Keiffer Road and Township Road 32, in Washington Township, Morrow County.

The projects are to be completed by March 29, 2017. Federal funding for these projects is provided through the ORDC.

PUCO is responsible for evaluating Ohio’s public grade crossings to determine the need for active warning devices. The Ohio Rail Hotline, at (866) 814-RAIL (7245), provides a toll-free resource for all railroad crossing questions. For information, visit gradecrossings.puco.ohio.gov.

Staff report