Canadian National (CN) Rail will be fixing an often-criticized section of the railway in Bracebridge.
“CN undertakes crossing improvements annually across its entire rail network,” says Quinn Mitchell, manager of communications for the district. “Prioritization and timing on these improvements is at their discretion. We have been in contact with them regarding this crossing at Taylor Road and the required improvements.”
She notes any work on CN tracks, like clearing snow and fixing potholes, is up to CN to do.
“Railway crossings are a shared responsibility,” says Julien Bédard, media relations advisor with CN. “CN will work collaboratively with the District of Muskoka to plan repairs at this crossing if necessary.”
The road is under the authority of the District of Muskoka.
Coun. Debbie Vernon, who represents the ward where the tracks are located, and Mayor Rick Maloney both said during the Feb. 15 council meeting they have been getting questions from residents about when potholes around the tracks will be fixed.
Vernon said she looks forward to the “huge potholes” being fixed.