EAST LIVERPOOL — Two years after the deal was struck by then-mayor Ryan Stovall, the Virginia Avenue railroad crossing is finally closed. Greg Bricker, who succeeded him, announced the closure this week with city employees positioning cement barricades at the railroad crossing to make it official. City Safety-Service Director David Dawson said Tuesday afternoon that the arrangement brings to completion the city’s contract with Norfolk Southern. As a result of the closure, the city will receive $200,000, which is earmarked to pay the city’s portion of a loan for the recently completed Lisbon Street project, Dawson explained.


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