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Galt City Council to move ahead with quiet zone

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Posted: Monday, May 14, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 7:25 am, Mon May 14, 2012.

With the anticipated approval of a $40,000 contract Tuesday, the Galt City Council can move forward with a proposed quiet zone along the main railroad line.

Currently, engineers blow their horns as they approach intersections throughout Galt to ensure that both pedestrians and motorists are aware of an oncoming train. But supplemental safety measures such as installing raised medians or additional crossing gates could make the horn-blasting unnecessary.

Such noise has been a quality of life with residents and businesses complaining about it, City Manager Jason Behrmann has said.

He estimates between 20 and 30 trains traverse the downtown tracks daily.

With the city's efforts to revitalize Old Town in recent years, the interest in creating a quiet zone has grown, according to Behrmann.

If approved, the $39,980 contract, plus $5,000 in contingency funding, will get the actual project rolling. Earlier this month, the city council approved a $59,925 consulting contract with the same firm, CDM Smith, Inc.

Contact reporter Jennifer Bonnett at jenniferb@lodinews.com.

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