Sunday, June 17, 2018
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Commissioners approve lights, gates at UP crossing

LEXINGTON—One more railroad crossing in Dawson County is about to become more safe for motorists.

Dawson County commissioners approved a contract with Union Pacific Railroad during their March 15 meeting.

The contract allows UP to install lights and crossing gates on the at-grade crossing at Road 430 west of the Lexington airport.

The cost of the project is $383,939 but none of that will be incurred by the county.

All work will be paid for with state and federal dollars. The county is simply asked to post signs warning of construction work during the process.

In other business, sheriff Gary Reiber gave his monthly crime report which included 198 inmate bookings into the county jail and 841 calls for service.

Commissioners also approved foreclosure on delinquent taxes on property in Farnam.