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Public Meeting Nov. 15 for Railroad Traffic Separation Study For Orange and Alamance Counties

Greensboro - Transportation officials will hold an open-house public meeting next week in Mebane for a railroad/road study, which includes several public railroad crossings in Alamance and Orange counties.

The purpose of the study is to ensure the safety of the motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians, rail passengers, train crews and the surrounding communities. The meeting is to discuss and receive public feedback on the following eight existing railroad crossings in Mebane to help develop preliminary recommendations for improvements/closures:

  • Buckhorn Road
  • Mattress Factory
  • Fifth Street (N.C. 119)
  • Fourth Street
  • South Third Street
  • Moore Road
  • Lake Latham Road
  • Gibson Road

The open-house public meeting will be held Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Mebane City Hall located at 106 E. Washington Street, from 5 to 7 p.m. Interested citizens are encouraged to attend at any time during those hours; please note there will not be a formal presentation. NCDOT and consultant staff will be available to provide information on the project, answer questions and receive comments. The opportunity to submit written comments will also be provided at the meeting or can be done, email or mail by December 15, 2016. The public can view maps displaying the location and design of the project as they become available online at http://ncdot.gov/projects/publicmeetings/default.html. Anyone desiring additional information may contact Nancy Horne, P.E. Project Engineer, Rail Division, Engineering and Safety Branch, at (919) 715-3686 or: nhorne@ncdot.gov.

NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in this meeting. Anyone requiring special services should contact Anamika Laad at (919) 707-6072 as early as possible so that arrangements can be made. Persons who speak Spanish and do not speak English, or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English, may receive interpretive services upon request prior to the meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494.

***NCDOT***

4/16/2018 4:30 PM