Xcel Energy power connections are needed to finish quiet zone work at the Jerrold Avenue railroad crossing in Shoreview and another crossing in Little Canada. Houses sit fewer than 50 feet from the Jerrold crossing, where trains are still required to sound their whistles until the quiet zone is in place. (Mike Munzenrider/Review)
Railroad quiet zones expected to be complete in June
Some two years after the Legislature set aside $2 million to create railroad quiet zones in Little Canada and Shoreview, the loud train whistles that disturbed so many residents may finally fall silent in June.
That’s according to a quiet zone news update posted to the Little Canada city website April 18, which said railroad construction necessary for the zones being carried out by Canadian Pacific Railway was nearly complete.
Ramsey County is asking the state for $20.5 million to replace the Rice Street bridge at Interstate 694, which was built in 1958. (courtesy of Minnesota Department of Transportation)
If funding is secured, construction would begin in 2018
As work begins to widen the Interstate 694 corridor through Shoreview, Ramsey County is visiting cities on the work’s eastern edge to shore up support for designs of a new Rice Street bridge over the interstate.
The county presented plans for the bridge at the April 13 Little Canada City Council meeting.
Programming a Bee-Bot is easy, said 7-year-old Chanel, a second-grader who attended Edgerton Elementary School’s Spy School April 11, which was all about coding. She entered commands into the floor robot, which then moved from one place on the grid to another designated place. (Mike Munzenrider/Review)
Their mission, which they chose to accept, was heading back to school after-hours April 11 to learn about spying, through programming.