Canyon Almost Set To Be A “Quiet Zone” For Trains
The good people living in Canyon may soon sleep a whole eight hours straight.
Canyon is close to finalizing a plan to make most of the city a Quiet Zone for train traffic. The change is expected October first. Dozens of times a day Canyon residents are treated to train horns as they move through the city.
The city has been working for the last three years to effect the change. Being a Quiet Zone required special crossing to be built at the two intersections where trains will be restricted from sounding their horn. Those crossings are 15th and 4th streets.
There are two crossings on the western edge of Canyon that will not be part of the Quiet Zone. City officials say there is not enough traffic at those crossings to warrant the expense of the upgraded crossings.