News Flash

City News

Posted on: November 13, 2019

Queue Cutter Signal at Railroad Crossing

New Signal Center Street Queue-100

Many residents have contacted the City asking about the new signal light on Center Street at the Union Pacific/UTA railroad crossing.  The purpose of this “Queue Cutter” Traffic Signal is to limit the line of waiting vehicles so they are not extending across an active railroad crossing.  

At the Center Street location, the two less-used grade crossings west of this site act as a bottleneck that can cause westbound traffic to stack across the busy Union Pacific and UTA rail tracks. Once these smaller crossings are activated, there is no way to clear stacked traffic from the tracks if a train approaches, potentially causing a catastrophic collision. 

The queue cutter signal is placed ahead of the UPRR/UTA crossing to keep traffic from queueing up to and across the tracks.  The triggers for this signal to turn RED are: 1) vehicle detection west of the tracks, which senses vehicles queueing close to the tracks, and 2) an approaching train on these same tracks.  The signal will remain GREEN, outside of these two life-safety situations.  

This project is expected to be completed within the next couple of weeks.

New Signal Center Street Queue-100

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City News

Planning Commission opening-100

Planning Commission Opening

Posted on: December 11, 2019
Fire Station Ribbon Cutting Chief Bassett balloons Nov 2019

SDMFA Dedicates New Fire Station

Posted on: November 21, 2019
Insider Newsletter Latest Edition Available

Nov/Dec 2019 Insider Newsletter Available

Posted on: November 18, 2019
Eaglewood breakfast with santa flyer 2019

Breakfast with Santa at Eaglewood

Posted on: November 13, 2019
New winter parking rules 10.31.19

New Winter Parking Rules in Effect

Posted on: October 31, 2019

Avoid Frozen Pipes

Posted on: October 29, 2019

2020 Census Jobs Available

Posted on: October 10, 2019
IMG_2634 from Ken

Stay connected!

Posted on: December 22, 2005