This project involves constructing approximately 12 miles of second track and realigning curves along the North Carolina Railroad (NCRR) corridor in Mecklenburg and Cabarrus Counties. These improvements will allow trains to pass more frequently, reducing congestion, increasing capacity and reliability and decreasing travel time between Raleigh and Charlotte. The project also involves upgrading existing crossings and constructing and improving bridges along this corridor.
This project is one of three that in total will add approximately 26 miles of new second track along the main line, providing an uninterrupted double track spanning 92 miles between Greensboro and Charlotte. This section of the NCRR is part of the busiest railroad corridor 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
- The grading and bridge contract was awarded in August 2013.
- Currently under construction.
- Construction of the overall project is anticipated to be complete by Spring 2017.
- The Town of Harrisburg has a website dedicated to keeping the public informed with current updates on this and other NCDOT projects in Harrisburg.
- Currently, no recent news releases.
- Construct a second track to allow trains to pass more frequently, reducing congestion, increasing capacity and reliability, and decreasing travel time between Raleigh and Charlotte.
- Re-align existing curves to increase train travel speeds and decreasing travel time between Raleigh and Charlotte.
- Construct a new two-track railroad bridge over the future extension of Mallard Creek Church Road.
- Upgrade the railroad crossings at Back Creek Church Road, McLean Road, and Orr Road.
- Build a new double track railroad bridge over Coddle Creek for the realigned railroad and retain the existing railroad bridge for an industrial siding.
- Reconstruct the railroad bridge over Rocky River to accommodate the second mainline track.
Jeffrey C. D’Arruda
- 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.