Truesdell crossovers (Kenosha and Racine Counties)
The Truesdell project includes the installation of a universal
crossover, a single crossover and two hotbox detectors along with
two set-off tracks
on Canadian Pacific’s railroad, near WIS 50 in Kenosha County. Each
set-off track will consist of a manually operated
switch, access roads for maintenance purposes, and approximately 500
linear feet of track. The proposed work will take place within
Canadian Pacific’s right-of-way.
The major elements of the project include:
Install two new railroad crossover locations to allow a train
on one track to cross over to another track.
Upgrade the two existing hot box detectors that signal a train
car may need to be inspected.
Build two new setout tracks to provide a place for freight
trains to remove individual cars that need repairs.
Provide two new access roads to the setout tracks for crews to
make equipment repairs.
Provide two access roads near the crossovers to perform
maintenance on the signal system.
Upgrade the railroad signal system and improve communications.
Amtrak Hiawatha and Canadian Pacific will continue to
operate during construction.
The estimated project cost is $11,074,934, which is funded entirely
by a grant from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).
WisDOT signed a cooperative agreement with the FRA in January 2011.