RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Rail Division has made crossing safety improvements at an intersection in Monroe.
NCDOT installed crossing signals and gates at the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. and the CSX tracks. This $56,089 project was paid for with a combination of state and federal funds. Maintenance funding for the project will be divided equally between the state and CSX.
Fifteen freight trains a day travel through the railroad crossing at a maximum of 40 miles per hour.
This project is a part of a comprehensive statewide NCDOT program to enhance highway safety by adding or improving signals and gates at public railroad crossings. Automatic warning devices are now in place at more than 2,400 of the 4,100 public at-grade crossings across the state.