Meeting set tonight about rail projects

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 8, 2003

A Community Information Meeting is being sponsored by Vice Mayor Leroy Bennett to discuss an application by Commonwealth Railway, Inc. to apply for funding for certain projects through the State Rail Preservation Program

This will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, in Nansemond River High School.

Funds will be used for the following projects:


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1. Construction of a 7,800 foot siding on the south side of the existing main line. The location of the proposed siding is locatedbetween Sportsman Boulevard and Nansemond Parkway (near its intersection with Wilroy Road). The estimated cost of this project is: $1,361,200.

Improvements to the railroad crossing at Progress Road. The estimated cost of this project is: $61,500.

Anyone interested in learning more about this application and associated projects should contact the City of Suffolk Department of Public Works at 923-2466, Bill Jasper of Commonwealth Railway, Inc. at (904) 233-1110; or Vice Mayor Leroy Bennett at 538-8144.