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File #: 2022-0912    Version: 1
Type: Communication Status: Placed On File
File created: 8/31/2022 In control: Public Works Committee
On agenda: 9/6/2022 Final action: 9/6/2022
Title: Communication regarding closing 55th Street Railroad Crossing.
Attachments: 1. Communication 8-31-22 (002)


Communication regarding closing 55th Street Railroad Crossing.



City engineering staff have been discussing the W. Beloit Road and S. 55th St. at-grade railroad crossings with Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) and the WisDOT Bureau of Transit, Local Roads, Railroads and Harbors (WisDOT). Due to the aging railroad signal equipment on W. Beloit Road, UPRR must replace and upgrade the signal equipment to meet current safety standards. The new equipment will not work with the multiple closely spaced crossings, therefore we have two options:

1.                     Install new signal equipment at S. 55th Street to provide separation from W. Beloit Road signal equipment

2.                     Close S. 55th Street railroad crossing