Norfolk Southern Railroad wants to close the Bourne Street railroad crossing permanently. Their reasoning is that the Bourne Street crossing is only about 800 feet from the Elizabeth Street crossing.
By Norforlk Southern’s definition, the Bourne St crossing is a redundant crossing. The two crossings are too close together. Currently, they are giving residents twice the amount of opportunity to make a trip across the tracks which increases the likelihood of someone getting injured or killed by one of their trains.
There will be a discussion at the Village Board meeting October 4, 2022, 6:30PM at the Tolono Police Department, 205 E Main St, to discuss the closure.
We urge you to come to the meeting and make your voice heard. Comments to this post on social media are not conducive in assisting our Village Board in making this decision.