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Railroad Maintenance to Close Kinston Roads

KINSTON – To safely complete maintenance to the railroad tracks in Kinston, Norfolk Southern anticipates the closure of multiple street crossings next week.

The dates, locations and detours are as follows:

  • April 11: Queen Street (U.S. 70 Business) near King Street

    • Detour: East Vernon Avenue and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

  • April 13: U.S. 258 near Smithfield Way

    • Detour: Banks School Road, Hull Road, and Smithfield Way

  • April 25: Vernon Avenue (U.S. 70 Business) near Hull Road

    • Detour: Queen Street, N.C. 11, and U.S. 258/ U.S. 70

​The closures will be done one at a time. The roadway will remain closed until the maintenance is complete. Each closure is expected to last 1-2 days.

Drivers should take the detour into account when planning their travel and use caution near the closures.

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4/12/2022 1:33 PM