Quiet Zones, once established, silence train horns from sounding each time they approach a crossing. The City has been working on establishing three new Quite Zones in the Historic Westminster area since 2018. These will be located at West 72nd Avenue, Lowell Blvd. near Westminster Station Park, and Bradburn Blvd. near 73rd Avenue (see image below).

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From 2013 to 2020, train crossings varied between 6 and 16 daily trips accounting for 18 to 48 train horns every 24-hours, half being between 6pm and 6am. This project seeks to silence those horns.

The City is requesting input from the community to help guide the design of the railroad Quiet Zones.  Your input will ultimately help the City weigh alternatives and determine which improvements will be implemented at West 72nd Avenue. The survey closes on July 10, 2022. Survey responses are anonymous. Final results will be shared with City staff, Westminster City Council, and the community. Our current goal is to have these Quiet Zones constructed and established by the end of 2023.
The City has two options to establish a Quiet Zone at W. 72nd Avenue:

Option 1.


Option 1, shown below, will keep West 72nd Way open and minimize access impacts to this area; however, it requires the City to budget and spend an additional $600,000 primarily on private BNSF Railroad improvements.

*Note left turns on and off of Newton Street will be restricted.

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Option 2.

Option 2, shown below, involves the permanent closure of West 72nd Way as shown below. Access to West 72nd Way will no longer be allowed from West 72nd Avenue; This will directly impact access in this area.

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* 1. Which option do you prefer?

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* 2. Do you have any additional information you believe should be considered by the City concerning the establishment of Quiet Zones in this area?

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* 3. Do you or your family live or own property in Historic Westminster?

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* 4. Do you or your family work, or run a business in Historic Westminster?

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* 5. Will this project directly impact you, your family, or your place of employment, business, or property?

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* 6. What is your residence or business zip code?

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* 7. Would you like to receive periodic updates on the status of this project? If so please provide your email below.

Thank you for providing feedback and helping the City ensure that community is involved in our process. Future information can be found on the City’s Cone Zone or by contacting Aaron Kirchner at Akirchne@CityofWestminster.us or by calling (303) 658-2143

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