Plainfield, IL: ICC authorises crossing upgrade project

21 Dec

The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) has authoriseed expenditures of up to USD50,000 from the State’s Grade Crossing Protection Fund toward the construction of an expanded multi-use path and pedestrian gates at the intersection of 135th Street and the Wisconsin Central Railroad’s right-of-way in the Village of Plainfield, Will County. The intent of the project is to improve safety in the area, along the path east and west of the level crossing, especially for school children on their way to and from the elementary school located near the level crossing.,

The cost of the project is estimated to be USD300,000, which includes installation of a pedestrian multi-use path and raised median at the 135th Street level crossing and protective pedestrian gates. The Grade Crossing Protection Fund contribution is for 50%  50 percent of installing pedestrian gates at the 135th Street crossing. The remainder of the project’s cost will be met by the village of Plainfield.

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