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Paul Konen
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Username: Pkonen

Post Number: 3
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Monday, January 19, 2004 - 11:04 am:   

With the new regulations, etc in regards to creating "quiet zones" and late night whistles from trains, I was wondering:

How many railroad crossings are there in the city?

Approx. how much is it to implement crossing arms at intersections?

Granted this is early in the process, but will the city HAVE to protect all crossings or only those where it would have an impact on local residents.


Cissy Sylo, Director of Engineering Serv
Username: C_sylo

Post Number: 15
Registered: 06-2003
Posted on Monday, January 19, 2004 - 04:15 pm:   

Most of the railroad crossings in town are planned to be grade separated with either underpasses or overpasses in the future. For example, Legacy is already grade separated via an underpass. The Eldorado/BNSF RR crossing was recently bid to grade separate it with an overpass. Panther Creek as well as Virgina Parkway are both planned to be grade separated.

The City is working with the North Central Texas Council of Governments on future passenger rail service to Frisco. Part of this year long study is to determine the number of existing and/or future railroad crossings.

Main Street is one of the few railroad crossings that will be at-grade similar to the DNT northbound and southbound service roads. The cost to put in protected arms is $200,000 to $250,000 per location. The Main Street project includes these protective devices.

We are also working in conjunction with the North Central Texas Council of Governments regarding future "quiet zones" with the changes in the legislation. If you have any questions or need additional information please contact me at 972.335.5580 x107

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