Project Fast Facts
  • County: Cabarrus
  • Type of Project:
    Grade Separation
  • STIP Number: P-5208F
  • Estimated Construction Cost:
    4.9 million
  • Start of Construction:
    July 2013
  • Completion of Construction:
    May 2015
Caldwell Road Grade Separation Logo


This project will involve constructing a new highway bridge carrying Caldwell Road over the North Carolina Railroad (NCRR) tracks in Cabarrus County. The bridge will reduce the risk of automobile/train collisions, improve safety for automobile and rail passengers, and reduce automobile and train traffic congestion.

The project is part of a series of improvements to the railroad corridor between Harrisburg and Charlotte, one of the busiest sections of railroad in North Carolina. This project is among improvements to the NCRR corridor between Raleigh and Charlotte to increase railroad capacity, efficiency, and safety.

News and Updates

  • This project was advertised and bid with contract awarded in June 2013.
  • Project is currently under construction.
  • Proposed project completion date is May 2015.

News Releases

  • Currently, no recent news releases.

Project Highlights

  • Replace the at-grade railroad crossing at Caldwell Road with a bridge carrying Caldwell Road over the NCRR tracks.
  • Eliminate train horn noise.
  • Provide roadway improvements to Caldwell Road and Harrisburg Park Industrial Drive.

Contact Information

E. Nat Hunter, PE

  • Email: Contact Us
  • Phone: (704) 845-1151
  • Address: 12033 E. Independence Blvd., Matthews, NC 28105

Resources for Local Property Owners

In many cases, it is inevitable that a certain amount of private property must be acquired. The displacement of homes and businesses is minimized to the extent practicable. The following brochures will answer questions about this process.