The City of Kaukauna is concerned about the impact of the railroad noise on the quality of living of its residents. The railroad noise is generated by the train horns blowing at the railroad highway grade crossings with the Wisconsin Central Ltd., which is a subsidiary of the Canadian National Railway Company (CN). Currently there are four public highway grade crossings and one private crossing with the mainline railroad within the City of Kaukauna, and one in the nearby Town of Kaukauna. There are also 7 public railroad-highway crossings that are part of rail spurs serving industrial areas within the City. This study addresses the feasibility of implementing a Quiet Zone along the CN’s mainline and spur tracks in Kaukauna.
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