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Saratoga IDA eyes repairs to industrial park rail crossing

The Saratoga County Industrial Development Agency will get quotes for repairing a deteriorating rail
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The Saratoga County Industrial Development Agency will get quotes for repairing a deteriorating rail crossing it owns in the Grande Industrial Park, Saratoga Springs’ biggest industrial park.

The IDA board voted this morning to find out what repairing the crossing on Cady Hill Boulevard would cost after receiving complaints about its condition.

“It is obviously deteriorated,” IDA Executive Director Larry Benton said at an agency meeting. “It was built with state money, but the agreement is we own it and would maintain it.”

The crossing was installed in the mid-1980s to serve businesses in the park. A few years ago, the Saratoga Springs City School District moved its bus garage to the industrial park, significantly increasing the number of vehicles going over the tracks. Pavement has cracked, causing a jarring bump if vehicles don’t stop before crossing.

Current conditions could “potentially damage district-owned buses, not to mention other vehicles using the crossing,” assistant school district transportation supervisor Jeff Wainwright wrote in an e-mail to the county last week.

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