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March 16, 2010


Informational Workshop With NC DOT Rail

 

NOTICE OF A CITIZENS INFORMATIONAL WORKSHOP FOR THE PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION OF ADDITIONAL NORTH CAROLINA RAILROAD (NCRR) TRACK, POSSIBLE RAIL / HIGHWAY GRADE-SEPARATIONS, RAIL CROSSING CLOSURES, AND OTHER IMPROVEMENTS

BETWEEN REID (SOUTH OF SALISBURY) AND NORTH KANNAPOLIS

                                                                        

            The Town of Landis is hosting a Citizens Informational Workshop for the above-mentioned railroad project on Tuesday, March 16th, 2010, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Landis Town Council Chambers, 312 South Main Street, Landis.

 

            NCDOT representatives will be available in an informal setting to answer questions and receive comments about the proposed project. Interested citizens are invited to attend this meeting.  Note: there will be no formal presentation.

 

            The scope of the double-track project was recently expanded to include the following railroad crossings: 18th Street, 22nd Street, 29th Street, East Mill Street, Ryder Street, Central Avenue, Eudy Road, Thom Street, Centerview Street, Church Street, Mount Hope Church Road, Webb Road, Peeler Road, Peach Orchard Road, and the Reid Farm private crossing. All the above-mentioned crossings will be evaluated for possible grade-separation, closure, or other improvements. The proposed improvements begin approximately ½ mile north of Peach Orchard Road (SR 2359) and extend to just south of East 22ND Street (SR 1254) in Kannapolis.  The installation of additional track and other proposed improvements or closures is to provide safer train and vehicle travel and minimize congestion on the existing rail line between Greensboro and Charlotte. 

 

            Anyone desiring additional information may Town Administrator Douglas R. Linn at 704.857.2411 between the hours of 8a and 5p, Monday thru Friday.

 

            NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in this workshop. Anyone requiring special services should contact Steve Rowland, Director of Public Works, at 704.857.0131, as early as possible so that arrangements can be made.

 

Click here to see a map of the double track project.