Project Fast Facts
  • County: Davidson
  • Type of Project:
    Curve Re-Alignment
  • STIP Number: I-2304AE
  • Estimated Construction Cost:
    3.5 million
  • Start of Construction:
    August 2013
  • Completion of Construction:
    February 2015
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Description

This project involved reconstructing the existing railroad tracks south of the Linwood Railroad Yard and north of the bridge over the Yadkin River along the North Carolina Railroad (NCRR) corridor in Davidson County. This has improved train speeds, has increased train capacity and reliability and will decrease travel time between Raleigh and Charlotte.

This section of the NCRR is part of the busiest railroad corridor in North Carolina. This project is among improvements to 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.
  • This project was completed in February 2015.

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Project Highlights

  • Reconstruct tracks on new alignments to improve curve speeds, geometry and alignment with the switches for Linwood Railroad Yard.

Contact Information

Kelly Seitz, PE

  • Email: Contact Us
  • Phone: (704) 639-7567
  • Address: 4770 S. Main St., Salisbury, NC 28417

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.