The High Cost of Railroad Upgrades

$160 million plan would see trench under railroad at Monterey Road, overpass at Indian St.
By Andrew Atterbury,

MARTIN COUNTY — Digging a trench under the railroad tracks at Monterey Road and building an overpass over the tracks at Indian Street would make those crossings safer for traffic, according to a consultant’s report.

They also would come with hefty price tags, part of a $160 million package of railroad crossing upgrades sought by county officials.

A proposed $4.7 million crossing on St. Lucie Avenue in downtown Stuart could be turned into a local attraction, Weidner said.

The crossing would take away four downtown parking spaces but would give pedestrians an alternate, safer route near Sailfish Circle, Weidner said.

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