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July 26, 2006-Meeting w/UPRR, KDOT and Ethanol Group August 2006- Ethanol Plant Group breaks ground with Governor.

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2 July 26, 2006-Meeting w/UPRR, KDOT and Ethanol Group August Ethanol Plant Group breaks ground with Governor

3 Annual Average Daily Traffic=32 Trains= 17/day

4 Rolling Hills Rd. US-54

5  This concept would cost less than moving US-54.  Plans were developed for this concept, Rolling Hills Road would be closed with this project. Ethanol Plant Avenue A US-54 UPRR Rolling Hills Rd.

6  During plant construction a car going south collides with UP train going southwest on Nov. 8, 2006  3 fatalities  FRA requests a review at the crossing, this took place on Mar. 28, 2007; at the review a possible connection road north of the plant was discussed.  Improvements made after review: berm was flattened in NE quadrant, yield sign installed for northbound traffic and crossing was widened.

7 Projected Annual Average Daily Traffic…4200

8  KDOT is advised that the Ethanol group can’t fund their share of the overpass project.  The overpass project plans are to be completed, the overpass project letting moved out 2 years.  KDOT-UPRR initiates crossing signal project at Rolling Hills Road.

9 The Rolling Hills Rd. crossing and roadway was widened an additional 10 feet, the power pole in the southeast quadrant was removed and the southeast radius was improved.

10  Industries that develop an area should be responsible up front to provide transportation improvements or funds for these transportation improvements.  This should include at least 50% plans of the improvement prior to construction beginning on the industry.  The reality of this happening with this particular industry and the political issues surrounding this industry may make this difficult.


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