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Quiet Zones Along Union Pacific Progressing

  • Published
  • Updated
  • by City Manager

Following is an update regarding Quiet Zones along the Union Pacific Railroad at Lamar, Carr, Olde Wadsworth, and W. 66th Ave. 

We expect the coordinated work effort with the UPRR for the Quiet Zones construction to be completed by early July 2017.

A testing period where UPRR will still sound their horns will follow, but with the goal to have the crossings quiet in fall of 2017.


In February, the Arvada City Council authorized a $1.8 million agreement between the City and Union Pacific Railroad (UP), bringing the construction of Quiet Zones at four at-grade crossings (Lamar Street, Carr Street, Olde Wadsworth Boulevard, and W. 66th Avenue) one step closer.

In conjunction with UP, the City has been working on constructing these Quiet Zones since 2011 while residents in the vicinity anxiously await their completion. Union Pacific will schedule the installation of the necessary equipment at the crossings. It is anticipated they will complete this work in 2015, after which the City will hire a contractor to install new traffic signals and complete roadway improvements.

Quiet Zones will also be installed at all at-grade crossings on the Burlington Northern tracks as part of the Gold Line Commuter Rail project.