Raleigh - Work on the N.C. Department of Transportation project to improve safety on Hopson Road in Morrisville will require a lane closure of a section of roadway on Wednesday, March 9, and again on Friday, March 11. Between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., a lane under the new rail bridge will be closed, allowing one direction of traffic to proceed at a time.
The closure is needed to allow the contractor to safely paint the bridge above Hopson Road to protect the structure from corrosion.
The $27 million rail and road project is designed to improve train and vehicular safety along the Raleigh to Charlotte corridor by eliminating railroad crossings at Hopson Road and Church Street. In addition to the new Hopson Road railroad bridge, Church Street is being realigned to close its railroad crossing, creating an intersection with Hopson Road.
The work will also 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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Durham/Morrisville Railroad Improvements and Grade Separation