Raleigh -Work on the N.C. Department of Transportation project to improve safety on Hopson Road will require the closure of Keystone Park Drive between Park Knoll Drive and Hopson Road in Morrisville between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 13.
The closure is needed to allow the contractor to apply the final layer of asphalt and paint traffic lines on the travel lanes. The changes will create a longer turn lane to allow traffic relief at the intersection of Hopson Road and Keystone Park Drive.
Motorists will be directed around the area by using Park Knoll Drive and Miami Boulevard to reroute to Hopson Road.
This $27 million rail and road project is intended to eliminate railroad crossings on Hopson Road and Church Street, while at the same time speed up train travel along the Charlotte-Raleigh corridor. A bridge wide enough to accommodate any future widening of Hopson Road is being built to carry train tracks over the road, replacing the existing street level crossing. In addition, Church Street is being realigned to close its railroad crossing, creating an intersection with Hopson Road.
This project is part of the NCDOT's partnership with Norfolk Southern and CSX on a Sealed Corridor Program that calls for eliminating or improving rail-highway street level crossings between Raleigh and Charlotte.
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