Phoenix gets $7.1M grant to improve safety at 2 railroad crossings

Published: Friday, May 27, 2022 - 3:46pm
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The mayor of Phoenix says two Democratic congressmen and Arizona’s Senate delegation have helped the city secure a multimillion dollar railroad infrastructure safety grant.

One railroad crossing set to get money made a federal list of the most dangerous in the country.

The grant from the Federal Railroad Administration is nearly $7.1 million. Phoenix will add $3 million of its own.

The sum of money will be spent on improving railroad crossings at 19th Avenue and McDowell Road, and at 43rd Avenue and Camelback Road.

The grant money lets Phoenix improve safety by putting in gate arms, signals and making sidewalks compliant with federal disability law.

The crossing at 43rd Avenue and Camelback Road was one of five in metro Phoenix which made the Federal Railroad Administration’s 2016 list of the most dangerous in the country.