The Central area includes Beach Drive and Chelsea Drive. The central area was previously referred to as the ‘west’ quiet zone prior to the completion of the Railroad Controls Limited (RCL) Report. In May of 2005, the original quiet zone proposal recommended a 4-gate crossing improvement at both crossings with funding through a Local Improvement District (LID). Use of an LID to fund quiet zone improvements required an amendment to state law that was passed in 2009.
Working with neighborhood representatives, medians were installed on Beach Drive to establish a quiet zone. Staff recommends a Wayside Horn for Chelsea, but Neighborhood Association representatives are objecting to any horn use due to the crossing being private.