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Rail crossing improvements approved near Troy Grove

New Automatic warning device will be installed on County Highway 19

The Illinois Commerce Commission granted approval of a $227,937 agreement to install a new automatic warning device on County Highway 19 near Troy Grove.

The agreement requires Union Pacific Railroad to install automatic flashing light signals and gates with a bell controlled by constant warning time circuitry, equipped with an event recorder and remote monitor at the crossing.

The Grade Crossing Protection Fund will reimburse up to 95% of the installation costs, not exceeding $216,540. All remaining installation and future operation and maintenance costs will be covered by Union Pacific.