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Safety work on tap for Union at train tracks

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POSTED January 16, 2012 12:46 a.m.

The Union Road crossing at the Union Pacific Railroad tracks is about to become safer.

The Manteca City Council on Tuesday is expected to call for bids for a $48,963 project to install detectable warning tactical strops on all sidewalk approaches to meet the current American Disabilities Act standards and to extend the raised center medians on both sides of the tracks.

The state has awarded the City of Manteca funds to cover the full cost of making those safety improvements. The money comes from federal funds that allow local agencies to minimize or eliminate safety hazards at railroad crossings. The programs are administered by state agencies.

The council meets Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center, 1001 W. Center St.

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