Charlotte - The new Grier Road bridge, part of continued upgrades to the Charlotte to Harrisburg rail corridor, has opened to traffic. The new bridge is part of the Grier Road Grade Separation project, which is designed to eliminate automobile/train collisions in the area, improve safety for automobile and rail passengers and reduce automobile and train traffic congestion. The bridge and the Grier Road intersection with Old Concord Road opened to traffic today at 4p.m. NCDOT is working to curb train-related crashes, fatalities and injuries in the state as part of Governor McCrory's25-Year Vision to promote rail and transportation safety. The new Grier Road bridge carries traffic over the N.C. Railroad tracks. As part of the project, the Newell-Hickory Grove Road railroad crossing permanently closed to traffic in April. Motorists are encouraged to slow down when traveling through the area and to be mindful of the new traffic pattern.
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