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CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The Wyoming Department of Transportation plans to review railroad crossings around the state to help develop quiet zones in cities and towns.

The Wyoming Legislature this year put up $5 million for improvements in communities most affected by train noise. The state has set the following communities as top priorities: Casper, Cheyenne, Evanston, Gillette, Laramie, Lusk, Newcastle, Rawlins, Sheridan, Torrington and Wheatland.

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Gregg Fredrick is WYDOT's assistant chief engineer. He said Monday that the department is considering installing new gate systems and horns at crossings to reduce noise while maintaining public safety.

Reviews of railroad crossings will begin this summer.

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