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North Carolina DOT to grade separate, close crossings in Durham


The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will hold a public workshop on Oct. 30 in Durham to review a proposed grade crossing project on Hopson Road and Church Street in the city.

NCDOT plans to convert an existing North Carolina Railroad Co./Norfolk Southern Railway crossing on Hopson Road into a grade-separated crossing and realign the track. The project is part of a statewide effort to reduce the number of unsafe or redundant crossings in North Carolina.

As part of the project, NCDOT also plans to close the Church Street crossing and extend the street north to Hopson Road.

The department expects to acquire right of way in 2010 and launch construction in 2011. The project is scheduled to be completed by 2012’s end.

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