Four railroad crossings in Utah County will be upgraded within the year.
The County Commission adopted an agreement Monday with the Utah Department of Transportation to provide 10 percent matching funds for upgrading the crossings. The county's share for the four projects will be about $50,000 and is included in the 1990 budget.The crossings to be upgraded are located at 8100 N. 7320 West near Lehi, 6800 S. 2300 East near Spanish Fork, 6100 S. 1900 East near Mapleton and 7250 N. 5750 West near American Fork. According to the agreement, flashing lights will be installed at the four locations by railroad personnel.
Clyde Naylor, county engineer, said the state receives federal funds annually for improving dangerous railroad crossings. He said about 30 sites are investigated each year for possible improvements.
"We've had these crossings in the mill for about eight years and we've finally come to the top of the stack," Naylor said.
Naylor said the crossing at 4800 S. 1200 East south of Springville is also considered dangerous and needs to be upgraded. But because the crossing is partially located within city limits, the county must meet with Springville officials before submitting the crossing to UDOT for consideration.