Several Of Kentucky's Most Dangerous Railroads Receive Safety Funding

More than a dozen of Kentucky's most dangerous railroad crossings are being funded for safety improvements.

The state is spending more than three million dollars to install cross bars on crossings that have been the scene of tragic accidents. One of those crossings in McCreary County, where a woman and her daughter and granddaughter were killed three years ago, didn't make the list this time, but two others in the county did. Transportation officials say the crossing on Pine Knot along with 14 others in Kentucky could make the funding cut the next go around.

"We're looking forward to having at least all 30 finished and completed by the end of the year," said Shaunee Lynch with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

Transportation officials say they chose which crossings to add safety improvements based on traffic count, collisions, and the size of road.


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