California to address state’s most dangerous rail crossing

RELATED TOPICS: BNSF | PASSENGER | CALIFORNIA | SAFETY
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SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. — A busy railroad crossing in Los Angeles County will be getting a major overhaul. Transportation officials are working on a flyover ramp that will separate vehicle and train traffic. The project has secured its final $15 million to construct the $137.2 million overpass.

According to an article in the Los Angeles Times, three deaths and nearly 20 other incidents have been reported at the crossing located at the intersection of Rosecrans and Marquardt avenues in Santa Fe Springs. The crossing handles more than 31,000 vehicles and 130 trains each day. Amtrak, Metrolink, and BNSF Railway freight trains use the route.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will administer the flyover project. It is being funded by federal grants, state money, and private dollars from BNSF Railway.

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