Thursday, December 16, 2010

Rail Trail Ready To Move Forward

The Tennessee Central Heritage Rail Trail Authority will not have to make as many upgrades as first thought. According to the Cookeville Herald-Citizen, authority officials say they will not be responsible for making $1.5 million in crossing upgrades because of a change in state guidelines. They said they will still need to upgrade the 49 road crossings with "passive" railroad devices, such as pavement markers, stop signs and yield signs. The Nashville and Eastern Railroad Authority has also now signed off on their agreements for the trail.