In 2007, the City contracted with HDR Engineering to prepare a report on
ways to reduce train horn noise where the trains cross 11 at-grade railroad
crossings in Bellingham. The report was broken into two separate quiet
zones. The zones were designated as (1) The Fairhaven Quiet Zone, and; (2)
the Waterfront Quiet Zone.
The Report identified three alternatives for the Fairhaven Quiet Zone and
five alternatives for the Waterfront Quiet Zone. An interim quiet zone for
the Fairhaven Quiet Zone, identified as the Bayview Drive Quiet Zone, was
also reported. The full report and appendices are below.
2012 Addendum to 2007 Quiet Zone Report
In 2012 costs estimates were updated to reflect an 8% inflation rate. The
below report is an addendum to the original 2007 Quiet Zone Report.
City Council Resolution
Quiet Zone Resolution 2014-44 (PDF)
Boulevard Park Pedestrian Crossing Improvements
Planning for improvements at this crossing began in 2013. The photos, taken
in May 2015, show the newly operational improvements.
For more information, contact Chad Schulhauser, P.E., Assistant Director / City Engineer,
firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-778-7900