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NCDOT to Close Old Concord Road as Part of Improvements to Harrisburg-Charlotte Rail Corridor

CHARLOTTE-As the work to improve the Harrisburg to Charlotte rail corridor progresses, theN.C. Department of Transportationwill close a portion ofOld Concord Road on March 15 for continued work on a grade separation and highway improvement project.

Old Concord Road will be closed between Branch Hill Circle and Farmfield Lane to allow for the grade of Old Concord Road to be raised to meet the height of the future Grier Road bridge, whichwill carryGrier Road over the North Carolina Railroad (NCRR) tracks. The bridge is designed toreduce the risk of automobile/train collisions, improve safety for automobile and rail passengers, and reduce automobile and train traffic congestion.

The road is expected to re-open in December 2015.

Construction on theGrier Road grade separation projectstarted in early 2014.Blythe Development Company is the contractor for the $13.7 million project.

The Grier Road grade separation project is aPiedmont Improvement Plan (PIP)project. PIP projects will improve connectivity between Raleigh and Charlotte by modernizing the state's rail systems. PIP projects are funded in large part by federal stimulus dollars from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

For more information about the project, please contact the resident engineer at (704) 845-1151.

Grier Road Grade Separation

Harrisburg to Charlotte Railroad Improvements

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2/15/2018 5:22 PM

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