State Street Railroad Crossing Work

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State Street Railroad Crossing Work
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Source: City of Santa Barbara

Construction of the State Street Railroad Crossing Project, located at State Street just south of Yanonali Street, [began] on April 15. The work will increase safety for pedestrians crossing the railroad tracks and includes the installation of swing gates, railings, safer sidewalk approaches, and an advanced railroad alert for the traffic signal. In addition, portions of the Amtrak platform will be removed to prevent walking on the railroad tracks from the train station to State Street. Lash Construction will perform the work, and the project is expected to conclude in July 2019.

State Street will remain accessible for vehicles and pedestrians, though temporary detours may occur to minimize construction duration. Drivers should expect periodic delays and some road closures in this area during construction. The project is fully funded by the Railway-Highway Crossings (Section 130) Program through the California Public Utilities Commission, which has jurisdiction over railroad crossings in California.

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a-1555941873 Apr 16, 2019 01:23 PM
State Street Railroad Crossing Work

I'd like to see southbound drivers getting ticketed there, when they run the red light as they turn left to get the heck away from having to sit and sit and sit to wait for the train.

a-1555941873 Apr 16, 2019 10:26 AM
State Street Railroad Crossing Work

How will this help the trains from not hitting the homeless & others who wander along the tracks about a mile out leading into & out of the SB Amtrak station?

tagdes Apr 16, 2019 11:04 AM
State Street Railroad Crossing Work

And again...the first comment is by one who didn't feel the need to read the article. So for the rest of those of such ilk suffice to say that this is about safety improvements at the lower State St. RR x-ing where an overwhelming number of users are not homeless, but rather upstanding locals, tourists and maybe a smattering of business folks taking advantage of our local wines or micro brews during their working lunches.

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