City officials in Onalaska are hoping to get a little
peace and quiet.
The city is currently in the process of applying for
'quiet zones' at railroad crossings on Irving Street
and Second Avenue Southwest.
conductors use their horns to warn those near the
tracks that the train is approaching those intersections.
If the city's application is successful .
conductors would no longer be allowed to sound their
horns in those residential areas.
Officials say it's something many residents have called
them about .
and they've been working on for about 10 years.
The train horn is loud, as it should be, to warn vehicles
and pedestrians that are using the crossing, but it
is something that affects a lot of the citizens in
the community because you can hear it many blocks
into the city.
Onalaska city officials say it will take a few months
before they hear back from the federal government
about the application .
but they hope to have an answer by the spring.