NCDOT to Hold Second Series of Meetings for Traffic Study for Railroad Crossings in Durham Thursday, February 28, 2013

RALEIGH – The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will hold a second round of public meetings, called Citizens Informational Workshops, as they continue evaluating 18 public railroad crossings, between Neal Road and Cornwallis Road in Durham.  The informal, open-house-style meetings will be held on Monday, March 18, Tuesday, March 19 and Thursday, March 21. 

The workshops will be held between 5 and 7 p.m. each day at the following locations:

 •           Downtown Durham (Gregson Street to Driver Street) – Monday, March 18, Durham Armory, 212 Foster St.

 •           West Durham (Neal Road to Buchanan Boulevard) – Tuesday, March 19, Hilton Durham (Trinity Ballroom), 3800 Hillsborough Road

 •           EastDurham (Ellis Road to Cornwallis Road) – Thursday, March 21, Holton Resource Center (Senior Room), 401 N. Driver St.

 The first series of workshops helped NCDOT develop the preliminary alternatives residents will examine during the upcoming workshops.  Alternatives may include new signs or signal equipment, pedestrian and bicycle improvements, grade separations (bridge over or underneath the railroad), or crossing consolidations, which could include recommendations for existing crossings to be permanently closed.

 The goal of NCDOT is to ensure the safety of passengers and train crews, motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians, and the surrounding communities.

 The opportunity to submit written comments or questions will be provided and is encouraged. Interested citizens may attend at any time; there will not be a formal presentation.

 The same information and display maps will be available at all three workshops. NCDOT representatives will be present to answer questions and receive comments in order to develop recommendations for improving the railroad crossings along this corridor.

 For additional information,  contact Sandra Stepney, NCDOT Senior Project Engineer, Rail Division, Engineering and Safety Branch, at (919) 715-0296 or by email at sastepney@ncdot.gov.

 Información en español estará disponible en la reunión.  Puede llamar al 919-803-6881 para recibir mas detalles sobre el proyecto..

 NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who want to participate in this workshop. Anyone requiring special services should contact Jamille Robbins at (919) 707-6085 as soon as possible so that arrangements can be made.

 

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