Town, CSX agree to fix rail crossing
After 15 months of negotiations, the town of Manchester and CSX Transportation Inc. have agreed to improve a railroad crossing on a private road leading to the town's waste water spray field plant.
The Manchester Town Council approved the agreement at its April 28 meeting.
Town Manager Terry Short said the town had to negotiate long and hard to avoid increased liability at the crossing, about 350 feet west of Warehime Road.
"It went back and forth several times," Mr. Short said at the meeting. "We're really pleased to get this done."
He said yesterday that the crossing "hasn't been repaired in years and years," and noted that traffic on the road is increasing.
Manchester has agreed to pay for the upgrade, at an estimated cost of $2,575.