Potential CPRR Quiet Zone

Federal rules allow cities to establish a "quiet zone" where trains would not routinely sound their horns at a road crossing. Before a train horn quiet zone can be established, the crossing must be modified to meet federal risk reduction criteria.

The City of Crystal intends to establish a quiet zone at the Douglas Drive and West Broadway crossings of the Canadian Pacific Railroad. The required modifications for these crossings involve the installation of medians and prohibition of the following traffic movements:

  • Left turns would be prohibited from eastbound 51st Place to northbound West Broadway
  • Left turns would be prohibited from southbound Douglas Dr. to eastbound 51st Place
  • 51st Place would be closed between Douglas Dr. and Edgewood Ave.

The city has submitted a Quiet Zone Application to the Federal Railroad Administration. During the first half of 2017 the city will prepare detailed plans and specifications for the roadway modifications, followed by the bidding process. Construction is anticipated in the third quarter of 2017, and the train horn quiet zone would be in effect in the fourth quarter of 2017.

If you have questions, contact Community Development Director John Sutter at (763) 531-1130.

For more information:
Letter to properties near the crossings (1/23/2017)
Map showing traffic movement changes (1/23/2017)
Updated layout - Douglas Drive crossing (1/23/2017)
Updated layout - West Broadway crossing (1/23/2017)
Quiet Zone Application (1/20/2017)
Letter to properties near the crossings (7/25/2016)
Letter to properties near the crossings (4/5/2016)
Quiet Zone Notice of Intent (4/4/2016)
Quiet Zone Assessment (3/22/2016)