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Project Overview and Purpose
Work is completed on the reconstructed railroad tracks located south of the Linwood Railroad Yard and north of the bridge over the Yadkin River in Linwood.
The project's goal was to improve train speeds, increase train capacity and reliability and decrease travel time between Raleigh and Charlotte.
The Duke Curve track is part of the Piedmont Improvement Program, a series of improvements to the North Carolina Railroad corridor between Raleigh and Charlotte – one of the busiest railroad corridors – to increase railroad capacity, efficiency and safety.
Work, which began in August 2013 and was completed in spring 2015, involved reconstructing the tracks on new alignments to improve curve speeds, geometry and alignment with the switches for Linwood Railroad Yard.
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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.