Oklahoma to improve 300 railroad crossings

By Land Line staff | Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The state of Oklahoma will spend $100 million to improve and modernize railroad crossings, Gov. Mary Fallin announced Tuesday, Aug. 26.

Modernization at approximately 300 crossings would consist of high-visibility signage, cross bucks, gates, hazard lighting and pavement markings, according to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.

Funding will come from the sale of the Sooner Sub rail line to Stillwater Central Railroad. The $100 million will be leveraged with public and private funds, some at the local level.

Prior to the announcement, Oklahoma was able to improve only 25 rail crossings a year at a cost of $8 million.

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