Staff photo by Mark Taylor

Work is underway on a 900 foot long wall to separate BNSF’s intermodal tracks from Mildale Farm, a two-story event facility owned by Johnson County. The county requested that BNSF construct the wall along with the nearby intermodal logistics park to reduce the impact of train noise on wedding receptions and other private events that take place inside the barn. The wall is a five-foot earthen berm topped with a five-foot sound wall.