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Union Pacific train

A Union Pacific train goes by on South Main Street in Chippewa Falls during the summer of 2017.

The Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Railroads is investigating whether Union Pacific railroad crossings in Lake Hallie, Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire are adequate for safety.

The agency is looking at grade crossings on Main Street and Pumphouse Road in Chippewa Falls, along with 40th Avenue (Pederson Road) in Lake Hallie. Other Union Pacific crossings being examined are on Starr Avenue, Eddy Lane, Melby Stret and Hogarth Street in the city of Eau Claire.

Documents about the investigation are available at:" target="_blank"> Enter the code: 9040-RX-1341 in a box that’s labeled “Quick Single Docket Search.”

Anyone wishing to become a party to the investigation, called an intervenion, can file a request through the website and clicking on ERF Upload Documents link on the left side of the page. Then on the next page, log on if you are a registered Electronic Records user. If you need help, call (608) 261-8521 or visit:

Or mail a request to intervene to: Docket 9040-RX-1341 Intervention Request, Office of the Commissioner of Railroads, PO Box 7854, Madison, WI 53707-07854.


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