Elm Street Railroad Grade Separation

Lima, Ohio

The City of Lima, in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), partnered two decades with American Structurepoint to address slow-moving and stopped trains blocking an existing at-grade railroad crossing at the Indiana and Ohio Railway’s (IORY’s)tracks. The project goals were to increase vehicular and pedestrian safety, alleviate traffic congestion and delays, and improve emergency response time. The city and American Structurepoint navigated this journey, seeing the project through from its first studies, through detailed design and construction, and finally opening the new roadway and underpass in June 2020.

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