A heavily used railroad crossing in Medical Lake will soon be much safer for drivers thanks to a state grant.
The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission recently announced it will use a $5,000 grant to make significant upgrades to the railroad crossing on State Route 902 near Medical Lake.
The improvements include upgrading warning signals, new cantilevered-mounted lights and cross buck signs.
The upgrades will make it easier for motorists to know when a train is approaching. Nearly 4,000 drivers cross over the tracks everyday.