Superior Railroad Crossing to start routine Horn Sounding

By KBJR News 1

Superior Railroad Crossing to start routine Horn Sounding

June 24, 2013 Updated Jun 24, 2013 at 2:01 PM CDT

Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- The City of Superior has announced that a railroad crossing will start routine horn sounding beginning on Tuesday, June 25 while they work to improve safety measures at this crossing.

The crossing, located on North 28th Street between Banks Avenue and Elmira Avenue was originally part of a railroad quiet zone in Superior.

A quiet zone means that a particular highway-rail crossing has adequate safety measures to protect the motoring public and railroad operators without needing to routinely sound train horns as a precaution.

The City of Superior is working with the Federal Rail Administration and the local railroad to evaluate the necessity and cost of additional safety measures at this location to operate in a safe manner without routinely sounding train horns.

The city filed a waiver petition with the FRA in January 2013 to extend the June 24 deadline. The petition has been advanced for discussion, however it has not yet been approved as of Monday.

Because of this, the train horns are required to sound until this waiver petition has been approved.

Once the study as to the costs and design of any proposed safety improvements has been completed, the city will need to consider approval of funding for the improvements at this crossing.

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