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'Quiet zone' for rails OK'd by Kaysville City Council
by Clipper
Jun 06, 2007 | 291 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
KAYSVILLE -- Peace and quiet might not be a thing of the past, at least for those who live near the rail lines in Weber, Davis, and Salt Lake counties.

Kaysville City, in cooperation with cities from Pleasant View on the north to Salt Lake City on the south, is working to make the north-south rail line a "quiet zone."

Woods Cross City is acting on behalf of cities in the three counties as the lead public authority to establish an agreement with the Utah Transit Authority concerning freight trains and commuter trains that run through the area.

At traditional crossings, trains have been required to blow a whistle, a practice that enhances safety, but keeps county residents awake at night. Now it is possible to install gates or barriers at crossings that cannot be driven around, greatly increasing safety and making train warning whistles unnecessary, the council was told.

According to Scott Messel, Kaysville City planner, at 40 miles long, the quiet zone would be the longest in the country.

The rail line "has less impact on Kaysville than other cities because Kaysville only has one crossing left to modify," says city engineer Andy Thompson.

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