The project, which is slated to commence in April, calls for afive-mile-long, 35-foot-deep trench. The trains, which currentlyrun on above-ground tracks, will operate along the bottom of thecompleted trench. Designed to ease the city's traffic flow, theserailroad underpasses will allow cars to pass freely on the roadwaysabove.

In the months ahead, the Transportation Commission is expectedto give Placentia a total of $28 million to aid with the railwaytrack-lowering project. The money, which was promised in June, isjust one source of funding for the $400-million undertaking. Cityleaders have also asked the Federal Government for assistance.

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