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Section of Hopson Road to Close Starting This Weekend

Raleigh N.C. Department of Transportation crews will close a section of Hopson Road between the new Keystone extension and N.C. 54 (Miami Boulevard). The closure will begin Saturday, June 13, at 7 a.m. and will reopen by 6 a.m. on Monday, June 22. The closure is needed so crews can complete the removal of the old at-grade railroad crossing, build the new section of roadway, and place permanent barriers. Motorists can follow a signed detour along Hopson Road, Davis Drive, Chapel Hill Road and Miami Boulevard. The work is part of the project designed to improve safety on Hopson Road, as well as speed up train travel along the Charlotte-Raleigh corridor by eliminating railroad crossings at Hopson Road and Church Street. The Hopson Road crossing was the site of a triple fatality in 1992. This event prompted NCDOT to establish its Sealed Corridor Program in partnership with CSXT and Norfolk Southern. The goal of the program is to "seal" the rail corridor between Raleigh and Charlotte by eliminating or improving rail-highway street level crossings. This road closure is needed to complete part of NCDOT's Piedmont Improvement Program, a series of railroad and highway enhancements aimed to improve safety, spur job growth and improve connectivity between Raleigh and Charlotte, as well the communities in between. For real-time travel information at any time, visit the Traveler Services section of the NCDOT website or follow NCDOT on Twitter. You can also access NCDOT Mobile, a version of the NCDOT website especially for mobile devices. Visit m.ncdot.gov from your mobile browser.

Durham/Morrisville Railroad Improvements and Grade Separation U-4716ABC

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2/15/2018 5:22 PM

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