Sealy Quiet Zone Not In Compliance, BNSF Issues Order To Start Sounding Horns

Sealy Quiet Zone Not In Compliance, BNSF Issues Order To Start Sounding Horns

The City of Sealy has put out a notice to the public that BNSF Railroad will resume sounding their horns at crossings.  This was due to a recent Railway Safety Inspection that showed that Sealy’s Quiet Zone was not in compliance with the required distance between the crossing arm and street.  The notice released by the city can be seen below.  The text of the notice is as follows:

Citizens of Sealy,
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) recently completed a Railway Safety Inspection for the purpose of ensuring that all crossings in the Quiet Zone are in compliance with the Federal Train Horn Rule. Both the City of Sealy and BNSF Railway received notification that the Quiet Zone was not in compliance with the required distance between the crossing arm and street. As a safety measure, BNSF has temporarily issued an order to start sounding their horns until the Quiet Zone is in compliance.
The City is working with the FRA to ensure traffic safety measures are met so that we can resume the Quiet Zone. We will be setting up two temporary road closures in the following locations: NW Front Street at Maler Road and on E. Front Street between San Felipe Road and 2nd Street. Our staff will be working at these locations to extend the distances between the crossing arm and street. This temporary road closure is scheduled to begin on May 5, 2022 and finish on August 5, 2022.  Thank you for your understanding and patience.