RELEASE:

CONTACT:
IMMEDIATE

Joan Morris 703-259-1799
Joan.Morris@vdot.virginia.gov

Jennifer McCord 703-259-1779
jennifer.mccord@vdot.virginia.gov

NR12-10

Jan. 26, 2012



VDOT ADDS CAUTION SIGN AT GAINESVILLE RR CROSSING

Gainesville RR crossing

A reminder to keep the railroad crossing clear in Gainesville.

GAINESVILLE—In light of two recent crashes involving vehicles and Norfolk Southern trains on southbound Route 29 in Gainesville, the Virginia Department of Transportation has placed a portable message sign reminding motorists not to block the railroad crossing while waiting at a red light or when traffic is backed up.

“We are also looking into other options to enhance safety at this crossing,” said VDOT district construction engineer Helen Cuervo.  

The accidents occurred Dec. 9 and Jan. 20.  Both took place during the evening rush hour on southbound Route 29.  

The at-grade railroad crossings in Gainesville will be eliminated once two new overpasses are constructed. Earlier this month, Route 29 and Linton Road traffic was shifted onto new detour roads to allow crews to begin construction of the overpasses.  A video of the future interchange is available on the Gainesville interchange project page.



Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.

Page last modified: Oct. 17, 2012