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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 has established a quiet zone at the Douglas Drive and West Broadway crossings of the Canadian Pacific Railway. The required modifications included the installation of medians and prohibition of the following traffic movements:

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

Quiet Zone Controls
If you have questions, see the most common quiet zone questions (FAQ's) below, or contact Community Development Director John Sutter at 763-531-1130, john.sutter@crystalmn.gov.

QUIET ZONE FAQ's

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