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City of La Crosse won’t fight BNSF line


October 30, 2014 | La Crosse Tribune| La Crosse has agreed to cooperate with BNSF Railway on adding a controversial second line on the city’s east side, in exchange for the company paying for a number of changes needed to make way for the track.

The city council voted Thursday to accept BNSF’s offer to fund relocating utilities at 11 sites, upgrading rail crossings on Cass, Main and Farnam streets and reconfiguring the municipal Forest Hills Golf Course, including moving two holes east of the line and adding a rail bridge with an underpass beneath the tracks. In addition, BNSF will pay the city $50,000 to close two at-grade crossings on the course.

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