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Project Fast Facts
  • County: Davidson
  • Type of Project: Grade Separation
  • STIP Number: C-4901B
  • Estimated Construction Cost:
    $4.5 million
  • Start of Construction:
    July 2013
  • Completion of Construction:
    Winter 2015
Upper Lake Road Grade Separation Logo


This project involves constructing a new highway bridge carrying Upper Lake Road over the North Carolina Railroad (NCRR) tracks in Davidson County. The bridge will reduce the risk of automobile/train collisions, improve safety for automobile and rail passengers, and reduce automobile and train traffic congestion. This project is part of a series of improvements to the railroad between Thomasville and Lexington.

This section of the NCRR is part of the busiest railroad corridor in North Carolina. This project is among improvements to the NCRR corridor between Raleigh and Charlotte to increase railroad capacity, efficiency, and safety.

News and Updates

  • The project is complete and the roadway and new bridge are in service.

Project Highlights

  • Replace the at-grade railroad crossing at Upper Lake Road with a bridge carrying Upper Lake Road over the NCRR tracks and Hamby Creek tributary.
  • Close the railroad crossing at Lower Lake Road.
  • Lower Lake Road traffic will now use either Upper Lake Road or Turner Road bridges to cross over railroad tracks.
  • Eliminate train horn noise.

Contact Information

Dale L. Swicegood, PE

  • Email: Contact Us
  • Phone: (336) 249-6255
  • Address: 452 Central Avenue, Lexington, NC 27292

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.