Written questions or comments about this project may be directed to:
Tim Brown, ORDC Environmental Coordinator
Project Open for Public Comment
WAR Reading Rd. / US 42 IORY
Grade Crossing Surface Replacement Project
The Ohio Rail Development Commission, in partnership with the City of Mason and the Indiana & Ohio Railway, is proposing the reconstruction of the railroad grade crossing at the intersection of Reading Rd. (US Route 42) and Tylersville Rd. in the City of Mason. The project will replace the existing, deteriorated grade crossing surface with a new concrete surface for the benefit of the traveling public.
To facilitate the construction of the new grade crossing surface, the intersection of Reading Rd. and Tylersville Rd. will be closed to through traffic for 5-10 days. The posted detour will utilize Western Row Rd. and Mason-Montgomery Rd. Turning traffic as shown on the attached map will be maintained throughout construction.
Additionally, the multi-use path through the intersection, which is a part of the Mason Bike Path network, will be closed to users for the duration of construction. The posted pedestrian and bicycle detour will utilize multi-use paths/sidewalks on Snider Rd., Mason Rd., W Main St., and Reading Rd. The project is anticipated to have a de minimis impact on parks and recreational properties.
No regulated floodplains will be impacted by the project. All improvements will take place on existing railroad and city right-of-way and no deep excavation is required. No streams or wetlands are within the project area and no trees will be removed. ORDC environmental staff accessed the SHPO GIS database on February 10, 2021 and in accordance with Appendix A of the Section 106 Programmatic Agreement executed November 8, 2017, the project will not impact historic properties or historic districts.
Construction is anticipated to begin during the summer of 2021.
Roadway and multi-use path detours are shown on the attached maps.