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NCDOT AND IOWA PACIFIC HOLDINGS AGREE IN PRINCIPLE TO AN OPERATION AGREEMENT FOR PIEDMONT AND NORTHERN RAILWAY LINE IN GASTON COUNTY

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Wednesday April 22, 2015

RALEIGH – After a competitive solicitation for proposals to operate the state-owned Piedmont & Northern railroad line between Gastonia and Mt. Holly, the N.C. Department of Transportation has selected Piedmont Railway, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Iowa Pacific Holdings, LLC, as the best...

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NCDOT MAKES IMPROVEMENTS TO CAMDEN COUNTY RAIL CROSSINGS

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Wednesday April 8, 2015

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Rail Division has made crossing safety improvements at two intersections in Camden County.  NCDOT installed railway-highway grade crossing signals, cantilevers and gates at the intersection of U.S. Highway 158/ N.C. 34 and Chesapeake and Albemarle...

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NCDOT RELEASES APRIL RAIL REPORT

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Thursday April 2, 2015

RALEIGH- Check out the April Rail Report, featuring stories on: ·         Halifax County Amtrak Crash·         Safety Tips from the USDOT Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration·         2015 Freight Rail and Rail Crossing Safety Improvement Program Funding·         Andrews to Murphy Rail...

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NCDOT CELEBRATES ARRIVAL OF RALEIGH’S FIRST TRAIN 175 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK

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Monday March 16, 2015

RALEIGH - Nearly two centuries ago, Raleigh was a very different place. The year was 1840. The state’s capital – now a bustling metropolis of shopping, restaurants and businesses – was a destination largely isolated from the rest of the state, separated by long journeys over unpaved roads and a lack...

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WEBB ROAD IN ROWAN COUNTY TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE FOR ROADWAY CONSTRUCTION

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Tuesday March 10, 2015

WINSTON-SALEM — Weather permitting, N.C. Department of Transportation will install a temporary railroad crossing on Webb Road south of Salisbury starting Monday morning. Workers will temporarily close a portion of Webb Road near the US-29 and South Main Street intersection starting at 9 a.m. The...

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NCDOT TO CLOSE OLD CONCORD ROAD AS PART OF IMPROVEMENTS TO HARRISBURG-CHARLOTTE RAIL CORRIDOR

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Monday March 9, 2015

CHARLOTTE – As the work to improve the Harrisburg to Charlotte rail corridor progresses, the N.C. Department of Transportation will close a portion of Old Concord Road on March 15 for continued work on a grade separation and highway improvement project. Old Concord Road will be closed...

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NCDOT TO CLOSE RAILROAD CROSSING OF LOWER LAKE ROAD IN DAVIDSON COUNTY

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Friday March 6, 2015

Raleigh — The N.C. Department of Transportation will permanently close the portion of Lower Lake Road that crosses the North Carolina Railroad (NCRR) tracks just south of Thomasville.  Beginning Tuesday, March 10 at 8 a.m.,Lower Lake Road will dead end at the railroad tracks from both...

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NCDOT LOOKING FOR INPUT ON PASSENGER RAIL AWARENESS

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Monday March 2, 2015

RALEIGH - The N.C. Department of Transportation is conducting a survey to gauge public awareness of passenger rail in the state. Participants are eligible to enter a drawing at the end of the survey to win four free round-trip train tickets within North Carolina. To enter, complete a brief survey...

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NCDOT CONTRACTORS TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE CENTERVIEW STREET IN ROWAN COUNTY

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Wednesday February 18, 2015

Raleigh — As part of the Piedmont Improvement Program, N.C. Department of Transportation contractors will be temporarily closing Centerview Street between Main Street and Harris Street in China Grove, in Rowan County.   The closure, originally scheduled to start March 1st, will now get an earlier...

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NCDOT TEMPORARILY CLOSING ROBINSON CHURCH ROAD FOR IMPROVEMENTS

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Monday February 9, 2015

HARRISBURG—The N.C. Department of Transportation reminds residents that it will temporarily close Robinson Church Road at the railroad crossing at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 14. The road is scheduled to reopen the evening of Monday, February 16. The closure is necessary to accelerate the...

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