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Construction of railroad Quiet Zone to begin Sept. 28

Staff reports

Construction of railroad Quiet Zone project will begin Sept. 28 with completion anticipated in the fall of 2016.

The first phase of construction work will begin at Eastman Park Drive and Colo. 257. Windsor was awarded the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant by the U.S. Department of Transportation for the Great Western Freight Improvement Project in September 2013.

The project — which was originally awarded grant funding of $2.7 million, before additional review — will cost $3.3 million for 13 public-grade crossings, three more than originally included in the grant application.

The goal of the project is to improve and add safety measures at the public grade crossings through two main residential areas in the town of Windsor and work with the Federal Railroad Administration to establish a railroad Quiet Zone, according to a news release from the town.

Town staff encourages residents to sign up for traffic alerts at http://www.windsorgov.com/AlertCenter.

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