Encinitas, CA: Federal grant funding of USD 2.2 million secured

12 May

LXinfoImage1286The Federal Railroad Administration is providing a USD 2.2 million grant, half of the USD 4.4 million required to upgrade a level crossing in Cardiff-by-the-Sea in Encinitas, San Diego County. The funding to match the Federal grant will be funded from the voter approved 1/2 cent sales tax levied regionally. The grant and matched funding will be used to improve the busy Chesterfield Drive level crossing which links roads running parallel on both sides of the railway.

The application for funding was made by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) which will project manage the upgrade. While the active crossing controls are being replaced, improvements to benefit pedestrians and cyclists will be made. The level crossing controls will be linked to traffic lights in the vicinity to overlay an additional control.

The level crossing works are planned to be implemented at the same time as a USD 76.7 million project to double-track the railway, with construction expected in 2016.

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