Open House Thursday on Railroad Quiet Zone Study

December 20, 2006

The public is invited to an open house from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, December 21 to discuss the preliminary findings of the quiet zone study conducted for the Lincoln-Lancaster County Railroad Transportation Safety District (RTSD). The meeting will be at Dawes Middle School, 5130 Colfax Avenue (use the south entrance). Brief presentations will be given at 5:15 and 6 p.m.

A quiet zone is a section of railroad line where locomotive horns are not routinely sounded. The City of Lincoln and the RTSD are considering creating a railroad quiet zone along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway corridor in northeast Lincoln from 33rd to 70th streets.

The public will have an opportunity to view displays and discuss the proposals with representatives of the City Public Works and Utilities Department and Kirkham Michael Consulting Engineers.

For more information, the public can contact City Engineer Roger Figard at 441-7711 or Rick Haden of Kirkham Michael at 477-4240.