One at a time, two downtown railroad crossings will temporarily close for safety improvements as a part of the City of Greeley’s quiet-zone project.
The first crossing, 8th Street between 6th and 7th avenues, will close Thursday, Sept. 23, through Monday, Sept. 27.
Then the 10th Street railroad crossing, between 6th and 7th avenues, will briefly close Oct. 5 through 8.
During these temporary closures, construction crews will maintain local and business access. Drivers and pedestrians crossing the railroad during construction will need to use the marked detours.
To create a quiet zone along the Union Pacific Railroad in eastern Greeley, the city needs certain enhanced safety features at each railroad crossing to ensure drivers stay off the tracks when trains are nearby. Then city officials go through a process involving an application to the Public Utility Commission, approval from the Federal Railroad Administration, and notice to the railroad operator. Officials expect the 8th and 10th Street crossings to finish that process in early 2023.
Quiet Zones Start Soon
Several railroad crossing in east Greeley will reach the end of the quiet zone process soon. In about two months, quiet-zone rules will go into effect on these east Greeley railroad crossings:
- 16th Street
- 18th Street
- 22nd Street