WILMINGTON – The N.C. Department of Transportation will host two public meetings next week on the proposed improvements to the CSX railroad tracks and crossings in two southeastern North Carolina counties.
The department plans to improve approximately 13 miles of the CSX SE Rail Line in Brunswick and New Hanover counties, including tie and tracks rehabilitation, improvements to highway grade crossings and safety signaling, curve realignments, upgrading switch operations, as well as closing three existing at-grade crossings and providing alternative access.
The first public meeting will be held Feb. 24 from 5-7 p.m. at St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1416 Market Street in Wilmington.
A second public meeting will be held Feb. 25 from 5-7 p.m. at Rachel Freeman School of Engineering, 2601 Princess Place Drive in Wilmington.
Interested residents can drop in any time during either meeting to learn more about the proposal, have questions answered and talk with NCDOT representatives. The same project information will be available at both meetings. There will not be a formal presentation.
People may also submit comments by phone, email or mail by March 10.
For more information, contact NCDOT Rail Project Manager Undrea Major at 919-707-4726 or 1553 Mail Service Center in Raleigh. You may also contact Consultant Project Manager Marc Hammel at 919-781-4626 or Wilmington-Beltline@publicinput.com.
NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled people who wish to participate in this workshop. Anyone requiring special services should contact Lauren Putnam at 919-707-6072 or email@example.com as early as possible so arrangements can be made.
Those who 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.