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12/11/2014: NCDOT Makes Improvements to Pitt County Rail Crossings

NCDOT Makes Improvements to Pitt County Rail Crossings

Posted 12/11/2014 3:20:12 PM

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Rail Division has made crossing safety improvements at two intersections in Pitt County.   NCDOT installed crossing signals and gates where Boyd Street and Liberty Street intersect the CSX railroad tracks in Winterville. These projects, totaling $436,021, were paid for with a combination of state and federal funds. Maintenance funding for the projects will be divided equally between the state and CSX.      Two freight trains a day travel through the Boyd Street and Liberty Street crossings at a maximum of 25 miles per hour.   This project is a part of a comprehensive statewide NCDOT program to enhance highway safety by adding or improving signals and gates at public railroad crossings. Automatic warning devices are now in place at more than 2,600 of the 3,800 public at-grade crossings across the state.   ***NCDOT***
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12/11/2014: NCDOT Makes Improvements to McDowell County Rail Crossing

NCDOT Makes Improvements to McDowell County Rail Crossing

Posted 12/11/2014 3:19:12 PM

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Rail Division has made crossing safety improvements at two intersections near Marion.   NCDOT installed crossing signals and gates where Moody Town Road and Goode Road intersect the CSX tracks. These projects, totaling $363,660, were paid for with a combination of state and federal funds. Maintenance funding for the projects will be divided equally between the state and CSX.      Seven freight trains a day travel through the Moody Town Road railroad crossing at a maximum of 45 miles per hour, while 12 freight trains a day travel through the Goode Road intersection as a maximum of 40 miles per hour.      This project is a part of a comprehensive statewide NCDOT program to enhance highway safety by adding or improving signals and gates at public railroad crossings. Automatic warning devices are now in place at more than 2,600 of the 3,800 public at-grade crossings across the state.   ***NCDOT***
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12/11/2014: NCDOT Makes Improvements to Moore County Rail Crossing

NCDOT Makes Improvements to Moore County Rail Crossing

Posted 12/11/2014 3:18:14 PM

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Rail Division has made crossing safety improvements at an intersection in Moore County.   NCDOT installed crossing signals and gates at the intersection of Cedar Creek Road and the Aberdeen Carolina & Western Railway tracks near Biscoe. This $175,118 project was paid for with a combination of state and federal funds. Maintenance funding for the project will be divided equally between the state and Aberdeen Carolina & Western Railway.      Two freight trains a day travel through the railroad crossing at a maximum of 25 miles per hour.    This project is a part of a comprehensive statewide NCDOT program to enhance highway safety by adding or improving signals and gates at public railroad crossings. Automatic warning devices are now in place at more than 2,600 of the 3,800 public at-grade crossings across the state.   ***NCDOT***
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12/11/2014: NCDOT Makes Improvements to Onslow County Rail Crossing

NCDOT Makes Improvements to Onslow County Rail Crossing

Posted 12/11/2014 3:13:54 PM

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Rail Division has made crossing safety improvements at an intersection in Onslow County.   NCDOT installed crossing signals and gates at the intersection of Piney Green Road and the Camp LeJeune Railroad tracks in Jacksonville. This $325,000 project was paid for with a combination of state and federal funds. Maintenance funding for the project will be divided equally between the state and Camp LeJeune Railroad.   Two freight trains a day travel through the railroad crossing at a maximum of 25 miles per hour.    This project is a part of a comprehensive statewide NCDOT program to enhance highway safety by adding or improving signals and gates at public railroad crossings. Automatic warning devices are now in place at more than 2,600 of the 3,800 public at-grade crossings across the state.   ***NCDOT***
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11/3/2014: NCDOT Schedules Closure At Shamrock Road In Cabarrus County

NCDOT Schedules Closure At Shamrock Road In Cabarrus County

Posted 11/3/2014 8:57:16 AM

Closure is part of Pharr Mill rail grade separation project   CHARLOTTE –As work progresses on the Pharr Mill Road grade separation project in Harrisburg, the N.C. Department of Transportation will permanently close Shamrock Road at N.C. 49 Friday, Nov. 7, weather permitting. This project is part of NCDOT’s Piedmont Improvement Program, a series of railroad and highway enhancement jobs aimed to improve safety, spur job growth and improve connectivity between Raleigh and Charlotte, as well the communities in between.   Some highlights of the Pharr Mill grade separation project include:   ·         Building a new bridge and roadway connecting Pharr Mill Road to Blackwelder Road over the North Carolina Railroad; ·         Closing the existing crossing at Shamrock Road; ·         Providing an extension of Saddle Creek Court to create a new railroad crossing with the North Carolina Railroad, improving access to N.C. 49 for truck traffic; ·         Providing ramp access to and from Blackwelder and Pharr Mill Roads to N.C. 49; ·         Providing improvements to Mulberry Road; and ·         Providing alternate emergency access to the Saddle Creek Industrial Park through a gate at existing Shamrock Road and Saddle Creek Court.   Construction on the $5.6 million grade separation started in September and is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2015.   For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit the NCDOT traffic website or follow NCDOT on Twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website.   For more information, please contact the resident engineer at (704) 845-1151.   ***NCDOT***
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