The safety features are a part of the village's plan to seek a quiet-zone designation that would require trains traveling through the town to silence their whistles, according to Mayor Jim Holland. To qualify as a quiet zone, "We have to make sure the crossings are safe enough," Holland said.
If the plans are approved by federal regulators by mid-April, the project could be completed within the year, he said.
While most homeowners along the CN tracks are looking forward to having a quiet zone, at least one has concerns.
Roger Koenig said train whistles are a safety device too. "The whistle is the last warning you're ever going to get," Koenig said.