Posted: August 09, 2018
Rapid City
Agenda Item Summary

Agenda Item Ref. #: 18TP027 - Rapid City Railroad Quiet Zone - Final Report

Agenda Item Title:

18TP027 – Rapid City Railroad Quiet Zone – Final Report

Origination Group:
Metropolitan Planning Organization
Origination Meeting Date:
Stage 2 Group Name:
Planning Commission
Stage 2 Meeting Date:
City Council Hearing Date:
Rapid City Metropolitan Planning Organization
Staff Contact:
Kip Harrington
Agenda Item Summary:
Attached is the Final Report of the Rapid City Railroad Quiet Zone Study. The Study identifies options to improve safety and minimize the impacts of train horn noise at multiple railroad crossings in the downtown Rapid City area. Thirteen rail crossings were assessed through a field diagnostic review, and the Study details proposed crossing improvement scenarios with planning level layouts, construction cost estimates, and potential phasing options for quiet zone implementation. The four crossing improvement scenarios included in the report are a baseline scenario that implements a quiet zone but requires an annual review, a high safety scenario that provides the greatest risk reduction at the highest cost, and two cost effective scenarios that involve prioritizing improvements for maximum return on improvement investments.

Funding Source & Fiscal Impact (if applicable):

Funding Cost Center


Origination Recommendation Action:
Origination Recommendation Notes:
Planning Commission Approved: 9/6/2018; Public Works Approved: 9/11/2018
City Council Recommendation Action:
City Council Recommendation Notes:
City Council Approved: 9/17/2018

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