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Old Fort Railroad Crossing to Permanently Close

ASHEVILLE -The N.C. Department of Transportation will begin work Monday, Aug. 10, on safety improvements in Old Fort, including the permanent closure of the Lackey Town Road railroad crossing.

A permanent turn-around will be installed on the U.S. 70 side of the railroad, and drivers will be detoured to the crossing on Mauney Avenue, less than a half-mile away.

The project also includes widening, straightening and resurfacing Railroad Street, as well as building a new railroad crossing on Spring Street.

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2/15/2018 5:21 PM