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Railroad Crossings Get Needed Improvements

Go Team!

Last week, Traverse City public works tackled some treacherous railroad crossings in North Traverse Heights with some major improvements.  I couldn’t locate a before shot of the above section of Grant St., but as some of you might attest to, it was tough for anyone to cross and I imagine almost impossible for someone motoring around in a wheelchair. The pavement was jagged-upward and the gaps between the rail were cavernous.

Above they are inserting the truncated-dome mat, technically a detectable warning surface, that provides a warning for the visually impaired. A small step towards universal accessibility and better connected Traverse City.

Kudos to the public works department. Go team! 

* The other improvement was near Garfield Ave. 

  1. Max
    August 31, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Yes, I love it. I cross that track frequently on my bike and will attest to it being horrid before and so much smoother and easier to cross now.

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