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Rail News: Maintenance Of Way
CSX to start crossover construction project in North Carolina
Later this month, CSX Transportation will begin a series of projects aimed at constructing universal crossovers on its A-line in three eastern North Carolina locations.
To be conducted in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), the projects target crossovers in Enfield, Rocky Mount and South Weldon. Work will include grading, drainage improvements, and track and signal construction.
The crossovers will enable trains to cross from one track to another regardless of direction, allowing freight and passenger trains to operate more fluidly on the line, NCDOT officials said in a press release. Three Amtrak trains operate on the section of the A-line, which runs north to Richmond and south through Fayetteville to Florida.
The $12.5 million project is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Construction work will be performed by CSX and is slated for completion by early 2016.
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