Nearly $4 million in state and federal money will be used to make some railroad crossings near Springfield safer. The crossings along the Union Pacific line will get “quad gates.”
Officials say they provide about 85 seconds warning of a train’s approach instead of the typical 30 seconds. It’s part of the upgrade of a high-speed rail line between St. Louis and Chicago.
Gates will be installed in downtown Chatham, at Woodside Road between Springfield and Chatham, two in Auburn and, four at area rural crossings.