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Crossing lights now funded | Preston Citizen

Crossing lights now funded

October 16, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL 

Assistant editor

DAYTON – Funding for a second set of warning lights on Highway 36, at a railroad crossing near Dayton, has been approved by the Idaho Department of Transportation. But installation will not take place until late next spring or early summer.

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The crossing is where a fatal accident occurred in January. This past spring county, state and Union Pacific Railroad officials started discussion on placement of the second set of lights.

“I attended a Fifth District Idaho Department of Transportation meeting in Pocatello last week,” said county commissioner Scott Workman. “I was informed some $70,000 in funding has been earmarked for the project. But construction and placement won’t happen until this coming spring or summer.

A train passes by a crossing in the Dayton area on Saturday, where a fatal accident occurred in January of this year.

A train passes by a crossing in
the Dayton area on Saturday,
where a fatal accident occurred
in January of this year.

“From now until next spring, during periods of foggy and snowy weather, I urge all motorists who use this highway to be extremely careful and cognizant of where the railroad crossing is.”

This story is sponsored by Willow Valley: Dr. Patten.

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