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File #: R-2021-0328    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 6/1/2021 In control: Public Works Committee
On agenda: 6/1/2021 Final action: 6/1/2021
Title: Resolution requiring the repair of an at-grade crossing
Sponsors: Public Works Committee
Attachments: 1. Res_R-2021-0328, 2. Res_R-2021-0328 - Signed
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Resolution requiring the repair of an at-grade crossing

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WHEREAS, the following roads:

1. W. Electric Avenue, U.S. DOT Crossing No. 177231Y at milepost 85.400 of the Milwaukee Subdivision at West Allis, Wisconsin.

2. W. Greenfield Avenue, U.S. DOT Crossing No. 177242L at milepost 86.868 of the Milwaukee Subdivision at West Allis, Wisconsin.

3. W. Beloit Road, U.S. DOT Crossing No. 177237P at milepost 86.020 of the Milwaukee Subdivision at West Allis, Wisconsin.

4. S. 68th Street, U.S. DOT Crossing No. 177243T at milepost 86.480 of the Milwaukee Subdivision at West Allis, Wisconsin.

all public streets in the City of West Allis cross the tracks of the Union Pacific Railroad at-grade, and

WHEREAS, section 86.12 of the Wisconsin statutes requires railroads to maintain public at-grade crossings in good condition and repair for public travel; and

WHEREAS, the above named road crossings are not in good condition and repair for public travel with deteriorated prefabricated concrete panels with exposed holes and exposed reinforcing steel and with movement occurring in the panels when vehicles drive over them and with unsafe conditions for pedestrians crossing the tracks; and

WHEREAS, The City of West Allis previously served a copy of resolution R-2019-0406 which was adopted by the Common Council of the City of West Allis on June 18, 2019 upon the Union Pacific Railroad requiring the railroad to repair the rail-highway crossing roads listed above with the tracks of the Union Pacific Railroad in the City of West Allis, Milwaukee County; and

WHEREAS, the Union Pacific Railroad initially agreed to reconstruct the above listed rail-highway crossing roads as part of their 2020 Capital Improvement Program which was later delayed to 2021; and

WHEREAS, the Union Pacific Railroad failed to maintain the above listed rail-highway crossings in a safe and reasonable condition since July 2019 while the reconstruction projects were delayed which has caused vehic...

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