Winston-Salem - N.C. Department of Transportation contractors and Norfolk Southern will be making roadway and track improvements to the railroad crossing at 110 East 22nd St. in Kannapolis prompting a closure of the crossing.
The work will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, May. 2 and is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 21. It is part of the Salisbury to Kannapolis Railroad Improvements project, which involves constructing approximately 11 miles of second track between Salisbury and Kannapolis, as well as extending Kimball Road from Main Street to Chapel Street, and constructing a two-track railroad bridge carrying NCRR tracks over Kimball Road.
Motorists will use North Main Street, East 18thStreet, Cannon Boulevard and Linda Avenues as the signed detour route.
NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.
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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.
New transportation projects in the state's current 10-year plan are funded through the Strategic Mobility Formula, a new way of more efficiently investing transportation dollars by using a data-driven scoring process along with local input to fund more projects and create more jobs. The new mobility formula was passed into law in 2013 under Governor McCrory's leadership.