The Quiet Zone project will address community identified needs by installing supplemental safety measures (SSM’s) and other physical barriers to restrict pedestrians, bicyclists, and automobiles from entering the train tracks at the wrong time. These safety measures will qualify the railroad corridor to be declared a “Quiet Zone”, thereby negating the need for trains to blow their horns.
Construction update as of March 2023
- A temporary closure of 65th/Shellmound crossing is expected for a 7-day period in April - May 2023. All track work and corresponding roadway work will occur at this time.
- City Council approved a request for a waiver to the City's noise ordinance on 2/21/23. The approval allows for work to occur outside of normal working hours between March - December 2023 as the 7-day closure occurs.
- A permanent closure of 66th Street at the railroad crossing just east of Shellmound Street is scheduled tentatively for Spring/Summer 2023.
- New Traffic Signals at 67th/Shellmound and 67th/Hollis are expected to be installed and active in Spring/Summer 2023.