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The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) earlier this week approved the installation of lights and other upgrades at two grade crossings in Pike County.
PUCO approved construction authorization from the Ohio Rail Development Commission directing Norfolk Southern Railway to install flashing lights and gates at the Market Street and Mill Street crossings by Jan. 13, 2022.
NS also was directed to install a traffic preemption at the Market Street crossing.
Federal funding will be provided for the projects, PUCO officials said in a press release.
To increase public safety during the construction of the projects, local governments may seek funding from the PUCO for the cost of safety improvements such as rumble strips, illumination, improved signage or other enhancements at project locations. Funding for such improvements comes from the State Grade Crossing Safety fund and may not exceed $5,000 per project.
PUCO evaluates Ohio’s public crossings to determine the need for installing active warning devices.