Winston-Salem - N.C. Department of Transportation crews will begin work next week on a railway crossing relocation project at Goff Road between West Dalton Road and Old U.S. 52 Road near King.
Work starts at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 20 and the new crossing is expected to be open for through traffic at 8 a.m. on Monday, August 18.
The project is part of a nationwide effort to reduce the number of redundant and/or unsafe rail-highway at-grade crossings. The crossing has very low traffic volume, and this relocation is taking place at the request of the Stokes County Board of Education due to safety and a documented collision history.
Road, bridge, and other transportation improvement projects like this one are currently underway across the state as part of Governor McCrory's 25-Year Transportation Vision to enhance travel safety and to better connect North Carolinians to jobs, education, healthcare and recreation opportunities.
NCDOT crews will be working in the roadway and reminds the traveling public to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the Move Over Law, which requires motorists to move over one lane, if possible, or reduce speed for stopped construction vehicles along the highway. Violating the law could result in a $500 fine.
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