Last November, the Annandale City Council commissioned a study to look into what it would take to quiet the train whistles that sound up to a couple dozen times a day.
|A report submitted to the city council Nov. 6 analyzed what it would take to establish a quiet zone at Annandale’s five railroad crossings. A quiet zone is defined as an area of highway-rail crossings where trains do not routinely sound their horns. (Advocate file photo)|
That study has been completed, and the city's engineer, Jared Voge of Bolton & Menk, presented his findings at the council's Monday, Nov. 6, meeting.
The report included four options the city could take to institute what are called "quiet zones," where trains do not sound their horns at highway crossings. It also included costs associated with each alternative, ranging from approximately $630,000 to $1.1 million.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017