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City Officials Celebrate Establishment of New Quiet Zone Near Chesterfield Drive

New Release - A one-half mile stretch of the railway corridor north of the San Elijo Lagoon will be a quieter place to live and do business. A new 24/7 “Quiet Zone” has gone into effect beginning at 12:01 midnight on Sunday, April 28 along a one-half mile stretch of the railway corridor going north and southward from Chesterfield Drive. Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear and Councilmember Tony Kranz will mark the establishment of the Chesterfield Drive Quiet Zone on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Chesterfield Drive and the railway tracks.

The Quiet Zone was established by the City in concert with the North Coast Corridor transportation project partners working on the San Elijo Lagoon Double Track Project and Chesterfield Drive Rail Crossing Improvements Project. The Quiet Zone was developed and funded by the City of Encinitas in cooperation from SANDAG, North County Transit District (NCTD), California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the Federal Railroad Administration, and the California Public Utilities Commission.

WHAT: Chesterfield Quiet Zone Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

WHO: Mayor Catherine Blakespear

District 1 City Council Member Tony Kranz

WHEN: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Near the Railway Corridor at Chesterfield Drive (link)

WHY: To celebrate the community’s new 24/7 Quiet Zone

VISUALS: A COASTER train will be passing through this intersection without sounding its horn at 9:54 a.m. and again after City officials make their remarks at 10:05 a.m.