La Vista installing medians to improve safety near railroad crossings

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Posted: Monday, September 16, 2013 12:00 am

Work has begun in La Vista to improve safety at three railroad crossings near the Southport West development and turn them into “quiet zones” where trains will refrain from blowing their horns.

Work crews are installing raised 100-foot-long medians at the railroad crossings — at 126th Street, West Giles Road and 132nd Street — to thwart drivers from skirting railroad crossing gates that lower when a train is approaching, said La Vista's city engineer, John Kottmann.

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