Catlin Rail Overpass Study Advances

Catlin Rail Overpass Study Advances

Plans to study a possible new railroad overpass in Catlin are advancing.  Members of the Danville Area Transportation Study Group’s Policy Committee approved setting aside $25-thousand dollars for the study.

Catlin leaders want to investigate the potential of constructing an overpass over the Norfolk Southern crossings at either Paris or Sandusky Streets.  Residents of the community have expressed frustration at times when trains block the crossings.

The committee is also advancing studies for studying the drainage system along streets in Danville.  Funding is also being sought for another study which would focus on whether the administrative offices and garage of Danville Mass Transit at 101 North Jackson Street can be modified to provide for DMT’s needs without purchasing additional land.

The building is over 30 years old and was constructed with the intention of housing 8 busses and 19 employees.  The fleet has grown to 16 buses with 30 employees.