City to hold July 29 public hearing on rail crossing issue

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By Rich Bauer, Managing Editor

Vandalia residents will have a chance in two weeks to voice their opinions on a plan to replace railroad crossings with stop signs at four locations.
That chance will come during a public hearing set for 5 p.m. on Monday, July 29, when the city council’s streets and public safety committees continue discussion on a proposal by local developer Charles Barenfanger.
Barenfanger, who with his brother, Walt, started local rail line service in the early 1980s, a few years after Illinois Central Railroad abandoned its north-south line, wants to revive that service.

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