Location: Pico Rivera, CA
Project Size: $45M
This project reduced an estimated 15.3 vehicle-hours of delay each day at the crossing which is traversed by 49 trains per day, and is projected to increase to 91 trains by 2025. Durfee Avenue carries 13,600 vehicles per day which is projected to increase to 14,300 vehicles by 2025. The project eliminates delays for emergency responders and crossing collisions. Ten collisions have been recorded at the crossing since 1981, resulting in five fatalities. Safety for pedestrians and bicyclists has been improved, with 563 pedestrians and 214 bicyclists counted over a 14-hour period in January 2013. Emissions from idling vehicles have been reduced and locomotive horn noise has been eliminated.