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The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) yesterday approved the installation of lights and other upgrades at five grade crossings in the state.
The PUCO approved construction authorization from the Ohio Rail Development Commission directing Norfolk Southern Railway to upgrade active warning devices at the South Lincoln Avenue/CR 444A crossing in Columbiana County and the South Charleston Street/State Route 41 crossing in Springfield by April 22.
NS will also install traffic interconnection at the Flat Rock/County Road 308 crossing in Bellevue by Oct. 22.
In addition, PUCO approved Chicago, Ft. Wayne & Eastern Railroad and R. J. Corman Railroad Group LLC to install flashing lights and gates at crossings by Jan. 22, 2021.
Chicago, Ft. Wayne & Eastern will install lights and gates at Township Road 60 crossing in Crane Township, while R. J. Corman will complete its installations at the St. Anthony Road/County Road 110 crossing in Mercer County.
The commission is responsible for evaluating Ohio’s public crossings to determine the need for installing active warning devices.