The railroad Quiet Zone project is scheduled to begin construction work on Tuesday, September 29. The construction work is anticipated to be completed in the fall 2016. The first phase of construction work will begin at Eastman Park Drive and SH 257. The public is encouraged to sign up for traffic alerts at www.windsorgov.com/TrafficAlerts
In September 2013, the Town of Windsor was awarded the TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant by the U.S. Department of Transportation for the Great Western Freight Improvement Project.
The goal of the project is to improve and add safety measures at thirteen (13) public grade crossings through two main residential areas in the Town of Windsor, and work with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to establish a railroad Quiet Zone.
The initial grant funding of $2.7 million was later reviewed and altered to reflect the total project cost and the addition of three (3) crossings not originally included in the grant. The new project cost of $3.3 million is funded by the FRA.