Thursday, November 26, 2015
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Monday, 1/13/2014

New signage on tap for 2 Wood, Seneca crossings


New warning lights and gates are to be installed at two rural railroad crossings in Wood and Seneca counties within the next nine months under orders approved last week by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.

Federal funds are to pay for the new warning devices on Garling Road, in Wood County’s Troy Township, at the CSX Transportation crossing east of Lemoyne Road and on Havana-Hensinger Road, in Seneca County's Reed Township, at the Norfolk Southern crossing west of State Rt. 4.

Both crossings now have only crossbucks signs, and the roads cross busy double-track main lines at each location.

Warning lights and gates typically cost about $150,000 per crossing for materials and installation. Once installed, the devices' maintenance becomes the railroads’ responsibility. The railroads have until Oct. 8 to complete the work.

Recommended for You

Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.

Related stories