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Ryder Avenue Rail Crossing to Close Next Week in Rowan County

Winston-Salem - N.C. Department of Transportation contractors and Norfolk Southern will be making roadway and track improvements to the railroad crossing at Ryder Avenue in China Grove starting next week.

The project will require the road to be closed, with work beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, Sep. 26, and is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25. 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 North Carolina Railroad tracks over Kimball Road.

Motorists will use Main Street, East Mill Street and South Central Avenue to detour around the closure.

NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.

For real-time travel information at any time, visit the Traveler Services section of the NCDOT website or follow NCDOT on Twitter.

"Rail 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," said Division Nine Engineer Pat Ivey.

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4/16/2018 4:30 PM