Commissioners OK proposal for Millersburg 'quiet zone'


February 22, 2023

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Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker approved by consensus Tuesday morning, Feb. 14, Roadmaster Wayne Mink's suggestion to accept a $700,000 grant to develop a railroad crossing "quiet zone" at the request of a Millersburg resident in the Millersburg Drive area.

Since 2005, communities have been allowed to ask for "quiet zones," which are areas at least a half-mile long where safety gates, flashing lights, bells, warning time indicators and power-out indicators replace the mandatory sounding of warning horns for 15 to 20 seconds at railroad crossings. Ho...

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