The City of Battle Creek is set to begin work on "Quiet Zones" at railroad crossings.

In a release, the city says that work will begin Tuesday, August 23rd, with the complete closure of the Division St. South railroad crossing.

The railroad crossing on Fountain St. East will begin on Monday, August 29.

"Quiet Zones" are an effort to reduce noise pollution within Battle Creek, by designating areas where trains are prohibited from sounding their horns outside of emergencies.

The railroad crossings will need additional safety measures to compensate for the lack of train horns.

Assistant City Manager Ted Dearing and Battle Creek Transportation Director Larry Bowron were on the Richard Piet Show in February to discuss Quiet Zones.