Railroad Quiet Zone

PROJECT

Railroad Quiet Zone (ST14-008)

ENGINEER

City of Kilgore Engineering Department

CONTRACTOR

City Construction Crew

CONSTRUCTION COST

$100,000.00

FUNDING SOURCE

General Fund - $50,000
Union Pacific RR - $50,000

PROJECT LOCATION

Southport Rd. RR Crossing, W. Lantrip St. RR Crossing, Main St. RR Crossing, and Danville St. RR Crossing.

PROJECT SCHEDULE

October 2017 to April 2018

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Construct roadway medians, install pavement striping, and demo one crossing in preparation for a quiet zone.

JUSTIFICATION

Establishing a quiet zone will improve conditions for events, businesses, and homeowners in the downtown corridor.

PROJECT UPDATE

  • UPRR still has to come out and remove gates and other componets at the closed Danville St. crossing
  • The Quiet Zone has officially gone into effect on May 14, 2018
  • Trains may need 30 days to transition to the new Quiet Zone, after that they should only sound their horns in case of emergency