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North Carolina transportation officials will host a public meeting on Thursday for a proposed grade separation at Norfolk Southern Railway's crossing at Hilltop Road near U.S. 421 in Guilford County.Project team members will be available to answer questions and receive feedback, North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) officials said in a press release."The project is part of a statewide effort to reduce the number of unsafe rail-highway at-grade crossings," said NCDOT Board Chairman Michael Fox.The project is included in the Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan and is part of the Piedmont Improvement Program (PIP).The PIP is an initiative between NCDOT, the North Carolina Railroad Co. (NCRR) and NS to improve passenger and freight operations along the Piedmont Corridor between Raleigh and Charlotte.
The Piedmont Corridor consists of the Greensboro-to-Charlotte portion of NS, the Washington D.C.-to-Atlanta mainline and the NCRR H-line that runs from Greensboro to Raleigh.
Thursday's hearing will be held in Greensboro.
NCDOT will accept written comments via email or mail no later than Oct. 25.