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This railroad crossing on Broadway Street is one of the five crossings in Cloquet proposed to be outfitted with crossing arms. This extra protection would allow “quiet zones” to be imposed upon trains within a quarter mile from the crossings. Dylan Marvel/Pine Journal

New ‘quiet zone’ proposed to limit train noise within Cloquet

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The Cloquet Planning Commission heard a proposal for a new “quiet zone” for railroad crossings within city limits at Tuesday night’s meeting.

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The quiet zone would limit trains from blowing whistles within a quarter mile on either side of each crossing.

Cloquet resident Peter Radosevich suggested the idea after noticing “how disruptive and loud the train whistles are at the multiple crossings along the river.”

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