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Union Pacific Announces New Safety Warnings For Railroad Tracks In Shelby County

The Illinois Commerce Commission recently granted approval of new automatic warning devices at the CH 5/George Waggoner Road grade crossing, located near Shelbyville. The cost to install the new warning devices is $367,289. Staff recommends that the Grade Crossing Protection Fund be used to pay 95%, not to exceed $348,925 of the costs to install the new warning devices at the crossing. 


The allocation of Grade Crossing Protection funds enables this important Union Pacific will pay all remaining installation costs, as well as all future costs to maintain the new warning devices.  Shelby County will not incur any cost associated with safety improvements. 


ICC Commissioner Michael T. Carrigan says that this is an important project that will improve safety for the community and those who go over that crossing. 


All work is set to be complete by January 20th, 2023. 

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