Gettysburg & Northern Railroad Co. receives $1.8 million in infrastructure funding


GETTYSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — The Gettysburg & Northern Railroad Co. is receiving up to $1.8 million for the Gettysburg State and Private Investments Economic Recovery Project.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the project will rehabilitate approximately 24 miles of the Gettysburg & Northern Railway (GET) main line in Adams and Cumberland counties.

The Department for Transport says the project will upgrade the track to Class 2 safety standards and operating speeds, build a new bypass adjacent to the existing track, upgrade 16 level crossing warning devices at signals LED, will replace wigwag warning circuits at two crossings, and repair seven failing or failing culverts.

The project fulfills the legal requirements for rural investment. The Class III GET and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will provide a 55% match.

The funding is part of a $16.5 million rail infrastructure announcement for Pennsylvania, including $14.7 million for the Berks County Redevelopment Authority.

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