The City of Wayzata's Quiet Zone went into effect on November 12, 2008. City crews posted signs at each of the crossings in town (Arlington Circle, Broadway Avenue, Barry Avenue, and Ferndale Road) notifying motorists and pedestrians of the new quiet zone hours.
The signs indicate that no horns will be blown between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. The horns will continue to blow from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. because the Wayzata City Council felt that visitors and residents should be reminded to look and listen for trains since more people are in town during the day.
As a reminder, the creation of a quiet zone doesn’t mean the tracks will always be quiet. An engineer can blow the horn if there is a question of safety. For example, if something is on or near the track.
Additional Quiet Zone improvements were installed in 2011. These improvements included the installation of raised, concrete medians at Ferndale Road and Barry Avenue.
Contact Mike Kelly, City Engineer, by phone at 952-404-5316 or email with questions related to the Quiet Zone project.