News

Long-Awaited Rail Project Finally Kicks-off

Long-Awaited Rail Project Finally Kicks-off

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

A $14.4 million federally funded Springfield rail project is officially underway.

National and state lawmakers joined local officials to break ground on a new rail underpass at 10th and Carpenter Streets Thursday.

Mayor Mike Houston says this will give the east side easier access to the medical district, plus provide other safety upgrades.

“It is not just a matter that we are improving this particular location. We will be closing three at-grade crossings when this project is complete,” says Houston.

The rail underpass is part of the larger $350 million Springfield Rail Improvement Project, which will consolidate all passenger and freight rail traffic to the 10th street corridor.

 

Recent Headlines

5 hours ago in Entertainment

Judge rules Bill Cosby must stand trial on sexual assault charges

15-overlay-11

A Pennsylvania judge ordered entertainer Bill Cosby to stand trial on sexual assault charges over allegations that he drugged and assaulted a woman in 2004.

5 hours ago in Entertainment

Video gaming returns to TV with new league

gamingREUTERS

Competitive video gaming returns to TV with the launch of a 10-week gaming league that will be broadcast on TBS.

6 hours ago in Entertainment

Changes are coming to Twitter

twitterREUTERS

User names and attachments - including photos and videos - will no longer count towards the length of a tweet, but the 140-character limit will stay.