The City Council has made a commitment to create a quiet zone in Elk River. With this direction, we are currently working with the Federal Rail Authority, BNSF and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) to obtain approvals and installation of all required safety devises at all of the crossings. A number of these new safety devises must be installed by MnDOT and/or the BNSF in addition to the City of Elk River.
In November, 2016 the rail crossings at 165th Avenue, Jarvis Street, and 171st/ NorthStar Station were authorized as a quiet zone.
For the remaining 7 crossings additional design considerations and supplemental safety measures are required due to highway proximity, cross street geometry, and pedestrian volume. This includes; concrete lane dividers, delimited lane dividers, 4 quadrant gate arms, pedestrian mazes, and additional signage.
All parties are working to obtain final authorization of quiet zones for ALL crossings in late 2017 - early 2018.
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The City of Elk River uses a computer based Pavement Management Program to track the condition and maintenance needs of all streets within the city. This program includes data from the rating and evaluation of nearly 1,300 individual street segments. Through the analysis of this information staff uses the program to develop a list of projects to be completed in the coming years. Maintenance projects in Elk River are completed every other year. These projects are funded completely with revenue collected from the city franchise fee and our current State Aid allocations. The maps below include the preliminary recommendations for upcoming projects to be completed. Before a project is finalized and recommended to the Council for construction, staff will perform a final detailed review of each segment to assure the preliminary recommendation is appropriate for the current condition of the street.
2017 brought the bi-annual street resurfacing project. The project was funded with revenue collected through the dedicated Franchise Fee and our State Aid allocation. The project is complete for the year. To see which streets were completed check out our facebook page.