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News » US » California agrees plan to remove hazardous rail crossing » published 3 May 2018

California agrees plan to remove hazardous rail crossing

Funding has been agreed for the removal of one of the most hazardous at-grade rail crossings in California.

The California High-Speed Rail Authority and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) announced the approval of a joint funding agreement that allocates US$76.7m toward the Rosecrans Avenue/Marquardt Avenue grade separation project in Santa Fe Springs. This contribution will be matched by other local funding sources to complete the US$155.3m project.

The project will separate vehicle traffic from the rail traffic by constructing an overpass structure designed to improve safety, eliminate delays and improve air quality.

The crossing, traversed by about 110 freight and passenger trains and over 52,000 vehicles per 24-hour period, has been rated by the California Public Utilities Commission as one of the most hazardous grade crossings in California.

Construction is anticipated to start as early as 2021 and the project is targeted for completion in 2023.

 

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This article was published on 3 May 2018 (last updated on 3 May 2018).

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