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May 8, 2018

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Andrew Barth, 303-441-1032

Railroad crossing Quiet Zone public meeting May 14 in Niwot

Presentation will be followed by Q&A

Boulder County, Colo. - Boulder County Transportation will host a public meeting to present updated information, answer questions, and gather community input regarding efforts to convert railroad crossings along the SH 119/Diagonal Highway corridor into Quiet Zones, which are safety improvements to roads that cross railroad tracks that can eliminate the requirement for train horn use at crossings.

What: Public Meeting
When: Monday, May 14, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Niwot High School – Cafeteria, 8989 Niwot Rd, Niwot, CO

Staff will be available after the presentation to review the in-progress design plans, answer questions, and listen to feedback from attendees. Visit the project webpage to learn more and to provide comments electronically.

Boulder County received a $1.7 million grant from the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) to implement quiet zones along SH 119 between Longmont and Boulder. The county hopes to use the available funding to construct as many quiet zones along the Diagonal Highway as possible. Crossing locations current in design include:

  • 2nd Street/Main Street in Niwot
  • Niwot Road
  • Monarch Road
  • North 55th Street
  • Jay Road
  • Independence Road

More information is available on the county’s project webpage.

The City of Boulder, City of Louisville, and the City of Lafayette have conducted their own quiet zone studies related to railroad crossings within their city limits. Visit Boulder’s quiet zone website to learn more about the meeting and their efforts.

For more information on the event, contact Andrew Barth, Boulder County Transportation Department, at abarth@bouldercounty.org or 303-441-1032.

Map of Quiet Zones