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SR 303 Railroad Crossing Reopens Earlier Than Expected

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Date: April 14, 2011
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995

Brecksville, Ohio – The National Park Service announced today that the railroad crossing at SR 303 in the Village of Peninsula has reopened ahead of schedule. The crossing was expected to be closed until 5 p.m., Friday, April 15, 2011. Work involved replacing the deteriorated railroad crossing to provide safer travel for the public using SR 303, and was part of an ongoing project to rehabilitate nine miles of rail being completed Railroad Constructors, Inc.

The National Park Service owns the historic Valley Railway on which Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad operates scenic excursions and educational programs year-round.

This project was funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information visit www.nps.gov/cuva or www.dayinthevalley.com or call 330-657-2752 or 800-257-9477.

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Did You Know?

Historic photo of canal boat on the Ohio & Erie Canal.

Lock 27 along the Ohio & Erie Canal became known as Johnnycake Lock after several boats ran aground due to flooding. While stranded, supplies ran low and canal passengers and crew ate only corn meal pancakes, known as "johnnycakes".