HARRISBURG – The Pittsburgh and Ohio Central (POHC) Railroad Company will receive nearly $1.8 million in state funding to rehabilitate approximately 11 miles of track by replacing rail and ties and resurfacing the Arden subdivision in Washington County, according to Sen. Camera Bartolotta (R-46).
Funding will be used to replace 6,440 feet of rail; a fatigued turnout with a new turnout steel and timber package; a crossing surface with new rail, ties, ballast and more; and 2,440 ties along with distributing 1,000 tons of ballast and associated surfacing.
“I have advocated for this funding for more than a year, so it is very exciting to know it’s coming to the 46th District,” Bartolotta said. “This project will go a long way in improving the safety and reliability of POHC freight services and switching operations for current and future customers. It will also prevent excess traffic congestion and safety for motorists and pedestrians.”
The railroad will provide almost $768,812 for a total project cost of nearly $2.6 million.
POHC is a Class III short line railroad serving western Pennsylvania communities and 25 customers. It operates 38 miles of track in the commonwealth.
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