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.