City App Tracks Railroad Crossings
It’s a blessing and a curse to have a railroad running through the middle of any community. And especially more of a curse in Gillette when the Gurley Overpass is closed for repairs.
To ease motorists’ traffic concerns, the City of Gillette Information Technology Division has designed a web application to notify commuters of train activity at the Brooks and Burma avenues train crossings.
According to a press release from the City of Gillette, when the railroad crossings are clear, the notification is green. If there’s a train in the intersection, the notification will flash red. If the notification is blue, the status of the railroad crossing is unknown.
The web application uses the same technology as the indicator lights for the Brooks crossing located Warlow Drive and Second Street. The notification changes when the railroad crossing arms are raised or lowered.
Since it’s a web-based application, mobile users can bookmark the location or add it to the home screen, depending on which browser is used. Click here for instructions for both options.