Warren County

MoDOT approves plan to replace dangerous Warren County railroad crossing

By Jason Koch, Editor
Posted 9/15/23

The Missouri Department of Transportation approved a plan to replace a Warren County railroad crossing near the site of the new American Food Groups plant in Foristell and Wright City.

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MoDOT approves plan to replace dangerous Warren County railroad crossing


MoDOT approved a $1.1 million contract awarded to Karrenbrock Construction for improvements to the Archer Road railroad crossing and Veterans Memorial Parkway during its Sept. 7 meeting.

The project was approved by the Warren County Commission on Aug. 29.

Money for the project is coming from grants the county received as part of the American Food Groups project, according to Steve Etcher, the economic development consultant for the Greater Warren County Economic Development Council.

The project will replace two dangerous railroad crossings and widen Veterans Memorial Parkway near the AFG site.

When complete, the two railroad crossings will be replaced by one with safety gates and warning lights.

The Archer Road railroad crossing has been the site of two serious accidents, including one fatal, since December. The second crossing, immediately to the east of Archer Road, was also the site of a serious accident in June.

Neither crossing currently has safety gates or warning lights. Flaggers have been used to help prevent more accidents.

Etcher said the road and construction crossing work should begin later this month and that “we’d like to get it done this year.”

About the author: Jason Koch is the editor of The Warren County Record, and covers local news and government for the newspaper. He has won multiple awards from both the Indiana and Illinois APME and from the Illinois Press Association. He can be reached at 636-456-6397 or at jason@warrencountyrecord.com

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