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Posted on: August 8, 2016

City Enters Next Phase of Quiet Zone Project

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The City is moving forward with a proposed railroad quiet zone for the corridor through Chicago Heights to reduce train horn noise.
Earlier this year, the City completed a study in collaboration with Union Pacific and Canadian National Railroads, whose railways have ten intersections throughout Chicago Heights. Also taking part in the study were IDOT, Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) and the Federal Railroad Administration.
The study concluded that Chicago Heights meets the requirements to establish a quiet zone. The next phase of this project required the city to approve engineering services that will identify an implementation process. The engineering study will include collaboration with Union Pacific and Canadian National railway companies and will determine the design and specifications that will be required at each railroad crossing to implement the quiet zone.

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