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Ohio rail commission, CSXT to replace surfaces at 17 crossings


The Ohio Rail Development Commission (ORDC) and CSX Transportation are teaming up to replace surfaces at 17 grade crossings this summer.

To be funded by Federal Highway Safety Administration dollars and completed by CSXT crews, the projects call for removing asphalt or other surfaces and installing high-grade rubber or concrete surfaces. The work will be completed by fall.

“This is the kind of public-private partnership that helps both the state and railroad address important local transportation issues in the many communities where Ohio’s railroads and highways cross,” said ORDC Safety Section Manager Susan Kirkland in a prepared statement. “We hope to be announcing more grade crossing surface projects with other Ohio railroads within the coming weeks.”

An independent agency within the Ohio Department of Transportation, ORDC oversees freight and passenger railroad issues, grade crossing safety, and rail travel and tourism.

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