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11/30/2010



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North Carolina DOT adds warning devices at three grade crossings


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The North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Rail Division recently upgraded three grade crossings with warning devices to boost safety.

The division revised crossing signals and installed gates at CSX Transportation crossings in Winterville and near St. Pauls, and an Aberdeen Carolina and Western Railroad crossing in Oakboro. Federal dollars covered 90 percent of project costs, which totaled about $540,000. Maintenance funding will be divided equally between the state and railroads.

The projects are part of a statewide program aimed at adding or improving signals and gates at public crossings. Automatic warning devices now have been installed at more than 2,400 of North Carolina’s 4,100 public crossings.


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