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Ohio utilities commission OKs grade crossing work


The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) recently approved construction authorization from the Ohio Rail Development Commission (ORDC) directing Norfolk Southern Railway and the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Co. (W&LE) to install flashing lights and gates at grade crossings in four counties.

The railroads must submit site plans and cost estimates to PUCO by Feb. 21, 2011. Funding for the projects will be covered by federal dollars. W&LE will be responsible for completing work by March 2012 and NS, by November 2012.

PUCO also approved an agreement with ORDC, NS and the city of Toledo to close one crossing, and install lights and gates at another crossing.

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