TRIUMPH– As a matter of public safety, the Illinois Commerce Commission recently granted approval of a Stipulated Agreement to install new automatic warning devices at the CH 19/N 39th Road (AAR/DOT #175830M, railroad milepost 60.26-CNWH) highway-rail grade crossing of the Union Pacific Railroad Company’s in Triumph.
Stipulated Agreement 2161 requires the Union Pacific Railroad to install automatic flashing light signals and gates with a bell, controlled by constant warning time circuitry, and equipped with an event recorder and remote monitor at the crossing. The estimated cost of the safety improvements is $227,937.
ICC Staff recommends that the Grade Crossing Protection Fund (GCPF) be used to reimburse the company up to 95% of the installation costs, not to exceed $216,540. UP will pay all remaining installation costs, as well as all future operating and maintenance costs for the new warning devices.
“The allocation of Grade Crossing Protection funds enables this important rail safety project to move forward, and that is good news for the community and all those traversing the crossing," said ICC Commissioner Michael T. Carrigan.
All work is to be completed by Jan. 5, 2023.