CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Visitors to Cheyenne should soon be able to get a better night's sleep thanks to a "quiet zone" being created at Wyoming's busiest railroad crossing.

Work is beginning Tuesday to make it more difficult for vehicles to sneak around the closed crossing gates at West Lincolnway and Southwest Drive. That should reduce need for freight trains to blow their horns at drivers multiple times, making for quieter nights at the strip of hotels and motels along West Lincolnway.

The Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ( reports that a barrier wall will be built down the center of the Union Pacific crossing.

The crossing will be closed for about three weeks during the construction. It will cost $183,300, which will be covered by the state.


Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle,