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Project Fast Facts
  • County: Rowan
  • Type of Project: Grade Separation
  • STIP Number: U-3459
  • Estimated Construction Cost: $12.8 million
  • Start of Construction:
    March 2013
  • Completion of Construction: November 2016
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Project Overview and Purpose

The N.C. Department of Transportation built a railroad bridge carrying the North Carolina Railroad tracks over Klumac Road in Salisbury.

The railroad bridge eliminates the risk of vehicle-train collisions, improves safety for vehicle and rail passengers and reduces vehicle and train traffic congestion.

Work also included:

  • Removing the railroad crossing at Klumac Road
  • Building a sixth of a mile of Klumac Road to tie in to the intersection of Mooresville Road and South Main Street.

This project – along with the Salisbury to Kannapolis Railroad Improvements and the Peeler Road grade separation – is part of the rail corridor between Salisbury and Kannapolis. This section of railroad is included in the Piedmont Improvement Program – a series of improvements between Raleigh and Charlotte to increase railroad capacity, efficiency and safety.

Project Highlights

Work – which started in March 2013 – involved building a railroad bridge over Klumac Road, eliminating the street-level rail crossing and realigning Klumac Road with the intersection of Mooresville Road and South Main Street. The project also eliminated train horn noise.

The railroad bridge and roadway opened in October, but minor items will still be worked on until November 2016.

Project Timeline

Milestone Dates*
Grading contract awarded January 2013
Construction begins March 2013
Construction complete November 2016

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change

Contact Information

Kelly Seitz, PE
Resident Engineer
(704) 630-3220
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4770 S. Main St.
Salisbury, NC 28417

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.