Closures are part of Piedmont Improvement Program
CHARLOTTE -The N.C. Department of Transportation is planning to close segments of two roads in Harrisburg at 9 a.m. Monday, June 16, weather permitting. The closures will affect traffic on Hickory Ridge Road and Stallings Road east of the North Carolina Railroad (NCRR) tracks as NCDOT continues work on the Piedmont Improvement Program. That is a series of rail projects that will improve rail freight and passenger service between Raleigh and Charlotte.
These road closures will allow crews to safely continue work on the Roberta Road grade separation, one of several concurrent projects underway in Harrisburg. Highlights of this project include:
- Extending Roberta Road from N.C. 49 to Stallings Road with a bridge carrying Roberta Road over the NCRR tracks;
- Closing the at-grade railroad crossings at Hickory Ridge Road and Robinson Church Road with the NCRR tracks;
- Providing roadway improvements to Stallings Road, School Circle, N.C. 49 and Hickory Ridge Road;
- Installing new highway traffic signal at the extension of Roberta Road and Stallings Road; and
- Reducing train horn noise through the removal of at-grade railroad crossings.
The existing section of Stallings Road will be raised 6-7 feet, and the intersection of Hickory Ridge Road and Stallings Road will be widened to include turn lanes. Crews will keep Hickory Ridge Road closed for 60 days, and Stallings Road will be closed for 120 days.
Motorists should follow posted detour signs along Rocky River Road, Robinson Church Road and N.C. 49. NCDOT will also utilize law enforcement to assist with traffic control along the detour routes.
The Town of Harrisburg is also providing project details on its website.
For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit the NCDOT traffic website or follow NCDOT on Twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type "m.ncdot.gov" into the browser of your smartphone. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.
For more information, please contact the resident engineer at (704) 845-1151.
Road Grade Separation