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3/4/2015: NCDOT Releases March Rail Report

NCDOT Releases March Rail Report

Posted 3/4/2015 12:26:28 PM

RALEIGH- Check out the March Rail Report, featuring stories on: • NCDOT seeking comments on Comprehensive State Rail Plan • Eastern Infrastructure Improvements Study presentation to Legislature • Recent milestones from our Piedmont Improvement Program • Expansion of Vehicle Detection Radar System Program at Railroad-Highway Crossings  • Training for new Volunteer Train Hosts  Read the Rail Report here: Attachment
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3/2/2015: NCDOT Looking for Input on Passenger Rail Awareness

NCDOT Looking for Input on Passenger Rail Awareness

Posted 3/2/2015 11:22:28 AM

RALEIGH - The N.C. Department of Transportation is conducting a survey to gauge public awareness of passenger rail in the state. Participants are eligible to enter a drawing at the end of the survey to win four free round-trip train tickets within North Carolina. To enter, complete a brief survey about North Carolina’s passenger train services.  The survey is available online in English and in Spanish. The survey period will end on March 31. The drawing for the tickets will take place once the survey period is over. Winners will be contacted in April. NCDOT is in the process of evaluating improvements and upgrades to passenger train services and offerings. Feedback from the survey will help NCDOT provide the best service possible. NCDOT and Amtrak provide daily train service between Charlotte and New York City, called the Carolinian; and daily train service to and from Charlotte and Raleigh and cities in between called the Piedmont. To learn more about North Carolina’s Amtrak visit www.NCByTrain.org.
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2/18/2015: NCDOT Contractors to Temporarily Close Centerview Street in Rowan County

NCDOT Contractors to Temporarily Close Centerview Street in Rowan County

Posted 2/18/2015 8:39:57 AM

Raleigh — As part of the Piedmont Improvement Program, N.C. Department of Transportation contractors will be temporarily closing Centerview Street between Main Street and Harris Street in China Grove, in Rowan County.   The closure, originally scheduled to start March 1st, will now get an earlier start. The contractor has decided to begin the work on Monday, Feb. 23 and will now be completed March 23. The work is being done so crews can install a new water and sewer line. To avoid a long-term closure of Centerview Street until the second track is constructed, crews will reopen the road following this work. A future temporary closure will also be necessary to complete track work at the railroad crossing. Motorists traveling in the area can use the following signed detour route that will take them along Centerview Street, U.S. 29 Connector, U.S. 29 and North Main Street.   For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit the Traveler Services section of the NCDOT website or follow NCDOT on Twitter. You can also access NCDOT Mobile, a version of the NCDOT website especially for mobile devices. Visit m.ncdot.gov from your mobile browser. ***NCDOT***
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2/5/2015: NCDOT Contractors to Temporarily Close Centerview Street in Rowan County

NCDOT Contractors to Temporarily Close Centerview Street in Rowan County

Posted 2/5/2015 8:40:20 AM

Raleigh — As part of the Piedmont Improvement Program, N.C. Department of Transportation contractors will be temporarily closing Centerview Street between Main Street and Harris Street in China Grove, in Rowan County.   The closure is being done so crews can install a new water and sewer line. Construction is expected to begin on March 1 and be completed by April 1.   To avoid a long-term closure of Centerview Street until the second track is constructed, crews will reopen the road following this work. A future temporary closure will also be necessary to complete track work at the railroad crossing. Motorists traveling in the area can use the following signed detour route that will take them along Centerview Street, U.S. 29 Connector, U.S. 29 and North Main Street.   For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit the Traveler Services section of the NCDOT website or follow NCDOT on Twitter. You can also access NCDOT Mobile, a version of the NCDOT website especially for mobile devices. Visit m.ncdot.gov from your mobile browser. ***NCDOT***
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2/4/2015: Mt. Hope Church Road Railroad Crossing to Permanently Close in Rowan County

Mt. Hope Church Road Railroad Crossing to Permanently Close in Rowan County

Posted 2/4/2015 8:40:41 AM

Raleigh—As part of the Piedmont Improvement Program, the N.C. Department of Transportation will permanently close Mt. Hope Church Road north of China Grove in Rowan County between U.S. 29/Main Street and Moon Circle, including the railroad crossing, on February 23. Removal of the crossing will allow the construction of the second railroad track to proceed and will improve safety for trains and motorists along the railroad. It will also reduce train horn noise in the area.  Motorists can use the following alternate routes: •    Mt. Hope Church Road to Menius Road to N.C. 152 West to U.S. 29; •    Mt. Hope Church Road to Ed Weaver Road, to Safrit Road, to Webb Road, to south on U.S. 29. For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit the Traveler Services section of the NCDOT website or follow NCDOT on Twitter. You can also access NCDOT Mobile, a version of the NCDOT website especially for mobile devices. Visit m.ncdot.gov from your mobile browser. ***NCDOT***
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