Stop signs to be installed at railroad crossing where crashes occurred
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Stop signs to be installed at railroad crossing where crashes occurred

August 17, 2019


THEY’RE ASKING IF YOU KNOW THE SUSPEC 812-280-CCSO. RICK: NEW TONIGHT, STOP SIGNS WILL BE GOING UP AT A DANGEROUS RAILROAD CROSSING IN LOUISVILLE. THE AYAFTER AN ACCID A WLKY’S MARK VANDERHOFF SPOKE TO THE LOUISVILLE METRO COUNCIL MEMBER WHO PUSHED FOR THE STOP SIGNS. MARK, WHAT IS HE SAYING? CTO CLOSE CRAWFORD AND BUECHEL AV THAT WILL BE A LITTLE DIFFICULT BUT HE’S HAPPY THE STOP SIGNS COULD BE IT’S A LOT EASIER TO PUT STOP SIGNS UP, THAN IT WOULD BE TO DO CUL-DE-SACING, SO WE GET THOSE UP, AT LEAST WE’RE DOING SOMETHING ON THE PATHWAY. LOUISVILLE METRO COUNCILMAN STEVE MAGRE SAYS STOP SIGNS WILL GO UP AT THIS RAILROAD CROSSING WHERE BUECHEL AVENUE MEETS CRAWFORD AVENUE. IT’S THE SCENE OF TWO MAJOR TRAIN-VERSUS-VEHICLE ACCIDENTS IN JUST THE PAST 5 MONTHS. IN MARCH THREE WHEN THEIR CAR WAS HIT AND ON MONDAY TWO MEN WERE SERIOUSLY INJURED WHEN A TRAIN SLAMMED INTO THEIR TRUCK. NEIGHBORS WANT CHANGE TO SLOW DOWN DRIVERS. WE SEE PEOPLE TRYING TO BEAT THE TRAIN DAILY. IT’S NOT AN ISOLATED INCIDENT. IT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME. THIS ONE, THESE TWO GUYS GOT HIT. MAGRE HOPES THE STOP SIGNS WILL HELP. HE WANTED TO CLOSE THE CROSSING TO VEHICLE TRAFFIC BUT THE BUECHEL FIRE DISTRICT OFTEN USES THE ROUTE. HONESTLY, WHEN YOU’RE DEALING WITH CONCERNS FROM A FIRE DISTRICT, IN HOW IT MIGHT AFFECT THEIR ABILITY TO GET TO A FIRE, THAT MAKES IT A PRETTY TOUGH SELL. MAGRE IS ALSO TRYING TO GET NORFOLK SOUTHERN, WHICH OWNS THE RAILROAD, TO REDUCE TRAIN SPEEDS IN THE AREA. A SPEED HUMP MAY ALSO BE INSTALLED ON CW DOWN DRIVERS. THE KENTUCKY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION HAS APPROVED A CROSSING GATE. WE REALLY NEED TO IDENTIFY WHAT WE CAN DO IMMEDIATELY. THE GATE WILL BE THE TRUE RESOLUTION, N NOT COME FOR SEVERAL MONTHS. MAYBE EVEN MORE THAN SEVERAL MONTHS. A HEARING ON THAT SPEED HUMP FOR CRAWFORD AVENUE IS SCHEDULED

9 Comments

  • Reply Amtrak 90222 July 18, 2016 at 3:43 am

    Learn to drive then..

  • Reply Clarence White July 21, 2016 at 12:18 am

    in my opinion some of the drivers need to use their common sense more

  • Reply Mtray Plays August 3, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Uhh

  • Reply Mtray Plays August 3, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Why would they

  • Reply Mtray Plays August 3, 2016 at 11:08 am

    People will still ignore the signs but they could you quad crossings 2 crossings on each side

  • Reply The BNSF Tracker January 27, 2017 at 1:59 am

    Wat ever happened 2 using GATES!?!?!?

  • Reply dvferyance August 1, 2017 at 2:57 am

    Like this is going to change anything. The reason why the accidents happened in the first place is becasue they wouldn't stop.

  • Reply Adriell Cabrera August 15, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    Add stop signs where people ignore lights and bells that they already ignore and probably roll through. Also flashing red lights on the crossing acts as a stop sign.

  • Reply Jack Wood August 1, 2019 at 12:16 am

    They need to put GATES there!

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