Weslaco plans to fix railroad crossings across the city for the next five years

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A deteriorated railroad crossing near the intersection of Border Avenue and Business 83. The city selected it’s first project due to complaints from Weslaco residents.

February 07 2021 06:00 pm

The city of Weslaco will fix railroad crossings across the city in collaboration with railroad company, Rio Valley Switching Company as part of a five-year plan.

Construction has already begun at the crossing near Border Avenue and Business 83. The project was tackled first, because it is the most complained about by residents of Weslaco. 

“It’s been a maintenance issue here, but like everything else it takes money, it takes a lot of money,” said Weslaco Public Works Director Pete Garcia Jr.

Weslaco will pay the $89,000 necessary for the repairs on the first project, and RVSC will provide the labor.

Garcia told CBS 4 News that the partnership was a win-win situation, because it saves the city time and money. 

The city of Weslaco has plans to improve other railroad intersections on Bridge Street and Utah Avenue in the future. Those projects are expected to cost approximately $70,000 each.

Weslaco is planning to complete one project each year for the next five years. 

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