As the City of Orlando continues to add residential developments to its downtown core, it is looking to establish a new Downtown Orlando Quiet Zone that would ban the use of train horns at every public highway-rail grade crossing.
FDOT will install enhanced physical improvements at all of the downtown crossings that include four quadrant gates, new curbing, delineators, and more signage to allow for quiet zone operations.
The crossings include Virginia Drive, Alden Road, Highland Avenue, Magnolia Avenue, Orange Avenue, West Marks Street, West Colonial Drive, West Conford Street, West Amelia Street, Lynx Station, West Livingston Street, East Robinson Street, West Jefferson Street, West Washington Street, West Central Boulevard, West Pine Street, West Church Street, West South Street, America Street, Ernestine Street, West Gore Street, West Columbia Street, West Kaley Street, West Grant Street, West Michigan Street, West Pineloch Avenue, and Drennen Road.
The restrictions are expected to go into effect on January 31, 2022, and will be effective 24-hours-a-day.
The City of Winter Park has had a Quiet Zone in place since January 2020.