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Ingersoll Mayor Ted Comiskey addresses residents' concerns about CN Rail crossing at Thames Street

 

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - For Immediate Release

 

Ingersoll, ON - Ingersoll Mayor Ted Comiskey met with Drew Redden, Ontario Lead of Community Affairs for CN Corporate services on February 23rd to discuss the CN rail crossing on Thames Street in Ingersoll.

 

“I have heard from numerous residents that the crossing is a concern of theirs” Mayor Comiskey said, “and it’s a concern of mine.”

 

Safety is also an issue “The crossing is so rough that I have recently witnessed an ambulance, during an emergency situation, having to nearly stop and crawl across the tracks.” Mayor Comiskey said during the meeting.

 

In order to address the issue, Mayor Comiskey reached out to CN staff at the recent Rural Ontario Municipal Association Conference in Toronto. Drew Redden agreed to meet with the Mayor and discuss the concerns.

 

“The approach and crossing definitely will need work” Redden said. “We can discuss which options will make for a smoother crossing whether that be wood, rubber, concrete or other products.”

Town staff will work with CN and coordinate efforts to make for a smoother crossing.

 

For more information, please contact:

 

Ted Comiskey

Mayor, Town of Ingersoll             

519-485-0120 x 2235      

mayor@ingersoll.ca

 

Sandra Lawson

Town Engineer

519-485-0120 x 2236

slawson@ingersoll.ca

 

Mayor Comiskey with Mr. Redden of CN Rail

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