Southern California grade crossing separation project complete

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Early in the construction project, a Union Pacific train passes beside the San Gabriel Trench. The project was completed on Monday.
Alameda Corridor-East

SAN GABRIEL, Calif. — A major Southern California grade-crossing separation project was completed Monday with the opening of the San Gabriel Trench, lowering 1.4 miles of Union Pacific tracks below grade level.

The project eliminated four grade crossings, which had seen 10 collisions, including two fatalities and three injuries, over a 10-year period. It is estimated that the four bridges over the trench will save an estimated 1,744 vehicle-hours per day for the 90,0-00 drivers who use the route.

The project began in 2014 and cost $293.7 million, according to the project website. It is part of the $1.7 billion Alameda Corridor-East program of 19 grade-crossing separation projects. Fourteen of those projects are now complete.

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