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6/4/2018



Rail News: Maintenance Of Way

SCDOT to pursue rail corridor separation project


The project area consists of 1.2 square miles.
Photo – South Carolina Department of Transportation

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The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), the Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Highway Administration are preparing environmental documents and engineering concepts for the Assembly Street railroad separation project in south-central Columbia.

The project area consists of 1.2 square miles and is bound by Blossom Street to the north, Pickens Street and Norfolk Southern Railway's line to the east; the NS line 3 miles southeast of Rosewood Drive toward Andrews Yard and South Beltline Boulevard; and Catawba Circle/Heyward Street/Dreyfuss Road/Assembly Street to the west, SCDOT officials said in a press release.

In addition, the project may involve improvements to the existing NS W-line and the CSX S-line located in what is commonly known as "the ditch," as well as improvements to the existing NS R-line between Pickens Street and west of Huger Street, according to the project website.

SCDOT is responsible for managing the project, while the federal agencies will provide final approval.

A public hearing on the proposed project will be held Tuesday in Columbia.



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