DYER | The Town Council has awarded a contract to build quiet zone improvements at the Hart Street rail crossing.
The contract was approved during the April 11 regular Town Council meeting. The town received three proposals, and the lowest was from Walsh & Kelly of Griffith, at $74,000. The entire cost of the project, including engineering with be borne by Canadian National.
Improvements associated with a rail quiet zone include everything from a specially designed gate that blocks the track when a train is oncoming to median barriers which keep motorists from circumventing more conventional crossing gates.
The Federal Railroad Administration approved quiet zones at the Lake and Hart Street crossings last year.
Work at the Hart Street crossing should begin this month. Officials plan to coordinate the project with maintenance work at the Lake Street crossing that CN already has planned for May.