Las Vegas Railroad Crossing
The Railroad Crossing Survey is currently closed.
If you have comments for the project team, please call the project hotline number [385-5877(LVRR)] and leave a message, or contact the team via the email addresses at the bottom of the page.
· The intersection of
Las Vegas Crossing
· The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has recorded 25 accidents at this crossing from 1975 to 2009.
· No fatalities have occured with these accidents, but half of the accidents included injuries.
· Accidents are primarily caused by "high-centering", where a truck or car bottoms out while crossing the tracks and becomes stuck.
WHAT HAS BEEN DONE TO-DATE?
· Following the most recent accident in December 2009, signs were installed, banning trucks longer than a typical single unit delivery truck (20 ft between axles).
· Since then, there have been three more incidents involving high-centered vehicles, causing train delays. The most recent incident occurred
· If another accident occurs at the crossing, closure may be considered for public safety.
WHAT IS BEING DONE?
· The City of
· The feasibility study, which will include a public involvement process, is expected to last through the first half of 2011.
· We are early in the process listening to public concerns and issues.
· The City is conducting an online survey of area residents, business owners and other stakeholders to determine how people use the Royer Street crossing and the
· Once the team has collected public comments, they will incorporate them into the study process.
· A list of promising alternatives that best address the purpose and need of the study and comments will be presented later during the public involvement process.
HOW CAN YOU BE INVOLVED?
· Complete the public survey, available at www.springsgov.com/lvrr.
· Visit www.springsgov.com/lvrr to learn more about the project.
· Contact the project team at 719-385-5877 (LVRR), ask to be included in any public communications.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: For additional information about the project, contact:
Dave Krauth, City Traffic Engineer, City of Colorado Springs
Colleen Dawson, Project Manager, City of Colorado Springs,