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2 Train Crossings on Priority List for Repair

Two railroad crossings in the San Fernando Valley have been included by the state Public Utilities Commission on a priority list of 71 crossings slated for safety improvements, but a PUC spokesman said there is little chance they will be funded this year.

The crossings, one on Roscoe Boulevard near Hayvenhurst Avenue and another on Nordhoff Street near Canoga Avenue, were rated according to average daily car and train traffic, speeds of traffic and accident histories. Each would cost about $5 million to improve.

Because of the estimated cost of the two projects, PUC transportation engineer Emmitt Evans said, “These don’t stand much of a chance this year. Those that we can finance have to be in the top three or four on the list.”


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