Trains have been using their horns in what is now designated as a quiet zone. The noise is temporary and will continue as long as Union Pacific is working on their maintenance. Trains are required to use their horn as long as there are workers on the railroad tracks.
UP recently closed the crossings at Bissonnet Street and Bellaire Boulevard for improvements and those closures were the only time workers did not observe normal working hours.
The next step in UP’s maintenance involves leveling the rail bed, which includes the replacement if cross ties. The cross ties that are pulled out will be stacked on the side of the track and removed by another contractor.