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Project Overview and Purpose

The N.C. Department of Transportation has improved tracks along the North Carolina Railroad corridor between Graham and Haw River.

Work included building a passing siding track, which will allow trains to pass one another. This eliminates trains bottlenecking along a 22-mile stretch of tracks without any passing siding or double track.

The project also realigned and eliminated curves, and reconstructed the track west of Haw River, allowing increased train speeds and reduces travel times for passenger service.

This section of railroad is part of the Piedmont Improvement Program - a series of improvements to the railroad corridor between Raleigh and Charlotte to increase railroad capacity, efficiency, and safety.

Project Highlights

Work – which started October 2013 – included building a passing siding track and realigning and eliminating curves in the track as well as making improvements to the roadway crossing and warning devices at the street-level Pomeroy Street railroad crossing.

Though construction is complete, minor work in the project area will continue into November 2016.

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Project Timeline

Milestone Dates*
Grading contract awarded September 2013
Construction started October 2013
Construction completed November 2016

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change

Contact Information

Chris Kirkman, P.E.
Resident Engineer
(336) 570-6830
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Resources for Local Property Owners

Although the N.C. Department of Transportation works to minimize the number of homes and businesses displaced by a road project, it is inevitable, in many cases, that a certain amount of private property is needed. The following information explains right of way acquisition and answers questions about the process.