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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.
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.
|Grading contract awarded
* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change
Kelly Seitz, PE
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4770 S. Main St.
Salisbury, NC 28417
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.