Quiet zones will be created at crossings along a stretch of railroad tracks just over 2.5 miles long, going from southern Shoreview down the west side of Little Canada at a cost of nearly $2 million, funded by the state. Safety improvements like crossing arms will be installed at the crossings, making it no longer a requirement for crossing trains to use their horns. From the top marked by dots, crossings will be improved at North Owasso Boulevard, Jerrold Avenue, Woodlyn Avenue, South Owasso Boulevard, Little Canada Road, Demont Avenue, County Road B2 and County Road B. (courtesy of Google Maps)
Railroad should complete work by early 2016
Almost a year after the Minnesota Legislature set aside nearly $2 million intended to lessen the noise at railroad crossings in Little Canada and Shoreview, deals are in place to move forward with railroad quiet zone plans.
Little Canada approved deals with the state and the railroad at its May 11 rescheduled meeting, following the lead of the Shoreview City Council at its May 4 meeting.
At its May 12 school board meeting, the Roseville Area School District sighed a figurative breath of relief as the board approved a contract with their chosen finalist for a new superintendent, following a six-month-long search.
Roseville native Kelly Fischer, a sophomore at the University of Minnesota-Morris, is part of a team determining the feasibility of solar heating systems for western Minnesota community swimming pools, a project which began in lat