RALEIGH-This month, CSX, in partnership with NCDOT, will begin construction on a series of projects to build universal crossovers on the CSX A-line in three eastern North Carolina locations: South Weldon, Enfield, and Rocky Mount.Construction at the three project locations will include grading, drainage improvements, track, and signal construction.
The Enfield project will be constructed just to the south of downtown Enfield in Halifax County, spanning a distance of approximately one mile from south of Burnette Street to south to Plant Street. Vehicle traffic will not likely be impacted during construction, but trains will have to travel slower through the area while work is underway.
The crossovers will enable trains to cross over from one track to another regardless of direction, allowing passenger and freight trains to operate more fluidly.There are four passenger trains that go both north and south on this section daily with stops in NC. The auto train also uses the route, but does not stop in NC.
The $12.5 million construction project is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Construction is being done by CSX. The project is scheduled to be in service by early 2016.