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.
workshops will be held between 5 and 7 p.m. each day at the following
• 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
• EastDurham (Ellis Road to Cornwallis
Road) – Thursday, March 21, Holton Resource Center (Senior Room), 401 N. Driver
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.
goal of NCDOT is to ensure the safety of passengers and train crews, motorists,
bicyclists, pedestrians, and the surrounding communities.
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
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
additional information, contact Sandra
Stepney, NCDOT Senior Project Engineer, Rail Division, Engineering and Safety
Branch, at (919) 715-0296 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.