CITY OF WAYZATA: Train Quiet Zone in Effect

From the City of Wayzata: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF) have approved the City’s median improvements and beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, November 18, 2008, Wayzata’s Quiet Zone will go into effect.

Trains will not be blowing their horns at the City’s four crossings (Ferndale Road, Barry Avenue, Broadway Avenue and Arlington Circle) between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. The horns will continue to blow from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The City has installed signs at all crossings, notifying residents and visitors of the quiet zone. An image depicting the new signs can be seen adjacent to this article.

As a reminder, the creation of a quiet zone doesn’t mean the tracks will always be quiet. An engineer can blow the horn if there is a question of safety, for example, if something is on or near the track.

The City would like to thank City Staff and SRF Consulting for their work on this project.

Staff would like to thank the residents of Wayzata for their patience and cooperation during this two-year process.

For any questions regarding the Quiet Zone project, contact City Engineer, Mike Kelly at 952-404-5316 or mike@wayzata.org.

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