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Piedmont Improvement Program Projects

The Piedmont Improvement Program includes adding up to two daily passenger-train round trips between Raleigh and Charlotte – making a total of five round trips daily – building new bridges for trains to cross over or under vehicular traffic and closing some railroad crossings.


​Project

​Location

​Description

Morrisville Parkway grade separationCary/Morrisville Elimination of the street-level railroad crossing and construction of a railroad bridge over Morrisville Parkway

​Hopson Road grade
separation and passing siding 

Durham/Morrisville​

Elimination of the street-level railroad crossing and construction of a railroad bridge over Hopson Road in Durham as well as a 3-mile passing siding track

​Graham to Haw River passing siding

​Graham to Haw River

Construction of a 2-mile passing siding track

​McLeansville Road grade separation

​McLeansville

Elimination of three street-level railroad crossings and construction of a highway bridge carrying McLeansville Road over the North Carolina Railroad tracks

​Double Track project

Thomasville to Lexington​

A 4-mile second main track between Thomasville and Lexington

​Upper Lake Road grade separation

Thomasville to Lexington​

Elimination of the street-level railroad crossing and construction of a highway bridge carrying Upper Lake Road over the North Carolina Railroad tracks in Davidson County

Turner Road grade separation​

​Thomasville to Lexington

Elimination of the street-level railroad crossing and construction of a highway bridge carrying Turner Road over the North Carolina Railroad tracks in Davidson County

​Duke Curve Track improvements

Linwood​

Reconstruction of railroad tracks south of Linwood Rail Yard and north of the bridge over Yadkin River to improve train speeds and reduce travel time

​Klumac Road grade separation

Salisbury to Kannapolis​

Elimination of the street-level railroad crossing and construction of a railroad bridge over Klumac Road in Salisbury

​Double Track project and Kimball Road extension

Salisbury to Kannapolis​

Construction of 10 miles of a second track between Salisbury and Kannapolis as well as the extension of Kimball Road in Landis/China Grove with a bridge carrying the railroad tracks over Kimball Road

​Peeler Road grade separation

Salisbury to Kannapolis​

​Elimination of the street-level railroad crossing and construction of a highway bridge carrying Peeler Road over the North Carolina Railroad tracks in Rowan County

​Double Track project

Harrisburg to Charlotte​

Construction of approximately 12 miles of a second track from Harrisburg to Charlotte

Pharr Mill Road grade separation​

​Harrisburg to Charlotte

Elimination of the street-level railroad crossing and construction of a highway bridge carrying Pharr Mill Road over the North Carolina Railroad tracks in Cabarrus County

​Roberta Road grade separation

Harrisburg to Charlotte​

​Elimination of the street-level railroad crossing and construction of a highway bridge carrying a new extension of Roberta Road over the North Carolina Railroad tracks in Harrisburg

​Caldwell Park Drive

​Harrisburg to Charlotte

Elimination of the street-level railroad crossing and the extension of Caldwell Park Drive in Cabarrus County to provide alternate access

​Caldwell Road grade separation

Harrisburg to Charlotte​

Elimination of the street-level railroad crossing and construction of a highway bridge carrying Caldwell Road over the North Carolina Railroad tracks in Cabarrus County

​Grier Road grade separation

​Harrisburg to Charlotte

Elimination of the street-level railroad crossing and construction of a highway bridge over the North Carolina Railroad tracks at Grier Road in Charlotte

​Private crossing safety initiative​15 projects in various locations​Closure of or addition of alternate access to more than a dozen street-level railroad crossings to reduce the risk of vehicle-train collisions at privately owned street-level crossings through closure and alternate access
​Raleigh Union Station track work​Raleigh​Track construction to support a new Raleigh Union Station
​Capital Yard maintenance facility expansion​Raleigh​Expansion of the existing maintenance facility to accommodate additional equipment and servicing of the Piedmont fleet.

Charlotte Locomotive and Railcar Maintenance Facility

Charlotte​

Construction of a new locomotive and passenger railcar maintenance facility to support additional passenger service

​Passenger rail equipment​Addition of five refurbished locomotives, nine railcars and two cab control units for expanded Piedmont passenger rail services
​Station improvement​Cary​Enlarged building space, allowing a bustling, full-service Amtrak Station served by Cary transit; extension of the boarding platform
​Station improvement​Burlington​A 200-foot extension of the boarding platform to allow passengers to board more safely and quickly
​Station improvements​High Point​Stabilization of the slope above the tracks, addition of 27 parking spaces and landscaping improvements
​Station improvements​Kannapolis​Construction of a canopy to provide shelter and a safer boarding area for train passengers
​Station improvement​Cary, Durham, Burlington​Addition of passenger information display systems

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7/10/2018 10:18 AM

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