El Paso, TX: Residents want quiet zone and to keep crossings open

2 Oct

El Paso quiet zoneLXinfoImage350-TrainhornsThe El Paso “Five Points quiet zone” project is predicated on eliminating four level crossings (Elm, Birch, maple, Cedar) and upgrading those that remain, with the project scheduled for completion early in 2016.

Although the works to complete the scheme have a way to run there are community concerns that the price they are paying for the quiet zone is too much and that already they are experiencing traffic delays with the diversions around the three of the four permanent closures already implemented. This is exacerbated by the temporary closure of one of the level crossings that are set to remain.

As always, the regulatory position is that the routine sounding of train horns stops when the scheme is delivered and inspected to confirm that the works are fit for purpose.

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