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Published April 28, 2010, 11:55 AM

City approves plan for Bismarck RR crossing

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Bismarck City Commission has approved a restricted access plan for a railroad crossing near the North Dakota National Guard's Fraine Barracks state headquarters.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Bismarck City Commission has approved a restricted access plan for a railroad crossing near the North Dakota National Guard's Fraine Barracks state headquarters.

The recommendation from City Administrator Bill Wocken and Guard Col. Steve Tabor is aimed at limiting vehicles to Guard traffic only so that train whistles can be silenced.

The crossing is near a city neighborhood but mostly used by National Guard employees. Area residents earlier asked state regulators to rule that the train warning horns weren't needed. The Public Service Commission said the horns were needed unless the crossing was changed so there was no public access.

Mayor John Warford says the PSC will be notified of the restricted access plan by its May 12 meeting.

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