Trial closure of Sutherland Court
- On Monday, Feb. 4th, 2002, barricades and signs will be installed to close
the railroad track crossing on Sutherland Court, which extends for one
block between Winnebago and East Main St. Traffic currently crossing the
tracks on Sutherland Ct. will most likely choose to use nearby Second St.
to cross the tracks, where there are active railroad warning devices,
unlike Sutherland Ct. where the crossing is regulated only by railroad
crossbucks and no active warning devices. Since there are no active signals
or gates at Sutherland Ct., trains are currently required to blow their
whistles. Closure of the crossing will allow trains to pass without using
the whistle in the neighborhood of Sutherland Ct.
The track closure will be installed on a six-month trial basis.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact:
City Traffic Engineering Division
Ald. Judy Olson
Rebecca Krantz, Facilitator
East Isthmus Neighborhoods Planning Council
2425 Atwood Avenue
Madison, WI 53704
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