Q. Will the crossing be an overpass or underpass?
A final decision on overpass vs. underpass has not been made. The determining factor will be the geography at the point the crossing is constructed. If the railroad is naturally higher than the surrounding areas, an underpass is easier to build. If the railroad is lower than the surrounding areas and overpass makes more sense.
What are the cost estimates of a new railroad crossing?
While no hard numbers can be determined until we learn if the City has been awarded federal grant money, and a determination will be made as to where it will be located.
Some projected estimates are:
- Planning: $1.4M
- Front Street Extension (including water/sewer): $5.3M
- Underpass Bridge: $3.1M
- Highway 10 widening: $1.2M
How will a new crossing be funded?
•Urban Route Funds
What is the status of the federal grant application?
In June, The City Commission approved the City Manager to apply for a for federal planning grant with MRL.
- $940k for City/$1.99M for MRL
- $500k City match/ $3M match for MRL
- Awards usually in Dec/Jan
- Used for engineering, not study
- If successful, will apply for construction grant
Where will another crossing be located?
The Transportation plan indicated the area near PFL way as the best location. The Star Road location failed due to the projected growth on the west side.