Feedback: Train Speeds Cause Trouble For Main Street Project

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An increase in train speeds through the village of Canton is causing problems for the Main Street reconstruction project.

With faster trains crossing on Route 11, it's leading to delays and extra costs for the nearly $10 million project.

That's because the higher speeds - up from 25 miles per hour to now 40 miles per hour - affect the slope of the crossing.

So now the state Department of Transportation has to alter its design plans to match the change.

"We never get through a job without having some surprise pop up. We try to mitigate it, we try to plan for them. This is one that is going to take some doing to get this worked out," said Michael Flick, DOT spokesman.

Work at the railroad crossing is on hold.

But the project is still expected to be finished on time by November 30.

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Saturday, December 20, 2014
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