NCDOT Hosts Public Hearing for Proposed Grade Separation Construction at Sugar Creek Road over Norfolk Southern Railroad in Mecklenburg County Monday, November 25, 2013


CHARLOTTE – The N.C. Department of Transportation has scheduled a public hearing on Monday, Dec. 2, regarding the proposed project to eliminate the existing railroad crossing on Sugar Creek Road west of Craighead Road in Charlotte, replacing it with a new bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad and North Carolina Railroad. The project will also include permanently closing the at-grade railroad crossing on Craighead Road.


The purpose of the project is to address existing and future rail and vehicular traffic volumes. By 2035, the North Carolina Railroad corridor is projected to handle up to 20 passenger trains and 68 freight trains each day.


The hearing will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church, 101 West Sugar Creek Road in Charlotte. Interested citizens can attend any time during those hours to speak with NCDOT representatives and submit questions or comments in writing, as there will not be a formal presentation. As the project develops, comments received will be taken into consideration. Citizens unable to attend the meeting can get details NCDOT’s project website, including project maps and visual renderings.


For additional information, please contact Diane Wilson, NCDOT – Human Environment Section at 1598 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, 27699-1598, by phone at (919) 707-6073, or by email at NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the American with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who want to participate in these meetings. Anyone requiring special services should contact Ms. Wilson as early as possible so arrangements can be made.


Persons who speak Spanish and do not speak English or have a limited ability to read, speak, or understand English may receive interpretive services upon request prior to the meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494.



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