Project Fast Facts
  • County: Alamance
  • Type of Project: Railroad Improvement (Passing Siding)
  • STIP Number: P-5205
  • Estimated Construction Cost:
    $14.1 million
  • Start of Construction:
    October 2013
  • Completion of Construction:
    Fall 2016
Graham to Haw River Railroad Improvements Logo


This project involves improving the existing tracks along the North Carolina Railroad (NCRR) corridor in Alamance County. The improvements include adding a passing siding track, which will allow trains to pass one another and increase railroad capacity and service reliability. This will eliminate the current bottleneck along a 22-mile stretch of tracks without any passing siding or double track. The project will also realign curves and reconstruct the track west of Haw River, allowing increased train speeds and reduced travel times for passenger service.

This project is among improvements to the NCRR corridor between Raleigh and Charlotte to increase railroad capacity, efficiency, and safety.

News and Updates

  • The grading contract was awarded in September 2013.
  • Project is currently under construction.
  • Improvements at the Pomeroy Street railroad crossing are nearly complete.
  • Final grading and track construction are underway.
  • Construction is anticipated to be complete by Fall 2016.

News Releases

Project Highlights

  • Adding a passing siding track to allow trains to pass at more frequent locations, reducing congestion, increasing capacity and reliability, and decreasing travel time between Raleigh and Charlotte.
  • Eliminate current bottleneck along a 22-mile stretch of tracks without any passing siding or double track.
  • Reconstruct curves to improve track speeds, improving operating efficiency, and reduce travel times between Raleigh and Charlotte.
  • Improve Pomeroy Street at-grade crossing.

Contact Information

Chris Kirkman, PE

  • Email: Contact Us
  • Phone: (336) 570-6830
  • Address: 115 E. Crescent Square Dr., Graham, NC 27253

Resources for Local Property Owners

In many cases, it is inevitable that a certain amount of private property must be acquired. The displacement of homes and businesses is minimized to the extent practicable. The following brochures will answer questions about this process.