The City of El Paso’s Capital Improvement Department invites the public to open house pre-construction community meetings for a project establishing a railroad quiet zone stretching from the Medical Center of the Americas (MCA) in Central El Paso to El Paso’s Mission Valley.
These meetings follow a series of community meetings related to the project’s design phase.
“The establishment of the quiet zone is part of a joint project by the Union Pacific Railroad and the City of El Paso,” city officials shared, “which will modify eleven railroad crossing in order to allow trains to pass more quietly through impacted El Paso neighborhoods.”
“Until the Quiet Zone is established, train conductors will continue to use their train horns when a hazard is present on the train tracks, or when conditions are present that require the train conductors to use their horns as per federal rules and regulations,” officials added.
The MCA Quiet Zone project requires the permanent closures of Union Pacific Railroad crossings at: Estrella Street, Cebada Street, and Boone Street.
The following Union Pacific railroad crossings will remain open and undergo upgrades to include median improvements and new railroad crossing arms: San Marcial Street, Grama Street, Copia Street, Chelsea Street, Glenwood Drive, Rick Francis/Concepcion Street and Clark Drive.
WHO: City of El Paso Capital Improvement Department
WHAT: Open House Community Meetings
MCA Quiet Zone Project, District 3
Thursday, September 5, 2019
San Juan Senior Center
5701 Tamburo Court | 6:00 pm
MCA Quiet Zone Project, District 8
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Cafeteria of Bowie High School
801 S. San Marcial St. | 6:00 pm