More than two million dollars will be spent on safety improvements at railroad crossings in 17 Kentucky counties. The grants, all which require a dollar for dollar match from the railroad companies, are funded through the Kentucky Railroad Crossing Improvement Program. The transportation cabinet processed applications for more than a hundred projects at 99 crossing locations.
Just over a third involve crossing reconstruction and two thirds call for added or improved signals. Several of the projects are on crossings where there has been at least one crash involving motor vehicles or pedestrians over the last five years.