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Metro-North to improve nine grade crossings

A $19.7 million federal grant will enable Metro-North Railroad to improve safety at crossings along the Harlem Line.
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MTA Metro-North Railroad yesterday announced the details of where it will spend a $19.7 million federal grant to improve nine grade crossings on the Harlem commuter-rail line. 

The financial assistance will improve safety at crossings along the Harlem Line in Westchester, Dutchess and Putnam counties by upgrading or replacing existing warning systems and reconstructing the crossings' structures and approaches that now are in place, Metro-North officials said in a press release.

The railroad will improve crossings at Virginia Road in North White Plains; Ellen Avenue in Brewster; Corbin Road, Appalachian Trail and Old Pawling Road in Pawling; Wheeler Road in Wingdale; Dover Furnace Road in Dover; and Mill Street in Dover Plains. Crews will also make improvements to the Dover Plains Station pedestrian crossing.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Metro-North will work in tandem with the New York State Department of Transportation to implement the work. 

The grant was awarded earlier this month through the Federal Highway Administration’s Commuter Authority Rail Safety Improvement Grants Program.


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