Carrier added that safety concerns about the crossing were previously discussed and an alternate route has been the preferred solution, although no plans had been finalized.
"It wasn't really a good situation," Carrier said. "Nobody was really happy with it."
Supervisor Dolin said he met with DOT four times and had discussions about how to go about upgrading the safety of the crossing, but to no avail.
"The problem had been finding the funding," Dolin said.
Dolin said the Nov. 25 meeting was largely spent attempting to find the money to pay for a road that would allow travelers to circumvent the crossing.
Dolin said the new road will likely be 1,700 feet long and connect Great View Terrace to the end of Youmans Road, but in order to do so, the town will seek financial aid to fund the road.
"The town doesn't have the resources to do this on its own," he said.
He said the Town Board is expected to make a minimal financial contribution to the new road, which Dolin said has been estimated upwards of $400,000.
Dolin also said DOT is seeking federal aid and is fairly confident they will be able to secure funds to help construct the new road.
Attempts to contact Salerno and CSX were unsuccessful.""