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Oklahoma City to Implement Quiet Zones for Train Intersections

February 19, 2015

Oklahoma City to Implement Quiet Zones for Train Intersections

It is crucial for train drivers to honk their horns at inter sectionto let other drivers know that they are coming. Otherwise, vehicle collisions and other accidents can occur. It is a safety precaution practiced by nearly all rail companies across the country.

However, businesses and houses near these areas are also suffering from the noise caused by train hornsTo address this concern among Oklahoma City communitiescity officials are finding wayto create a quiet zone that will minimize the noise caused by trains when passing by local establishments and houses. The Quiet Zones will be funded privately and publicly at a budget of $4 million.

Up to this date, there are already quiet zones in many parts of the downtown area. Quiet zones require trains not to honk their horns since these spots are closed to through-traffic. This also enhances safety since trains can freely pass without worrying if cars will need to cross. Other streets that are busy will get medians and interlocking double-crossing bars.

City officials have been working on the project for more than six years. The project’s expected completion date is in July of 2015.

Chris George Homes
Oklahoma City Realtor
Let’s get in touch: 405.843.8188

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