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Kernersville Gets Needed Railroad Crossing Safety Improvements

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The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Rail Division has made crossing safety improvements at an intersection in Kernersville.

NCDOT updated the crossing signals and gates at the intersection of North Main Street and the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks. This $287,922 improvement project was paid for with 80-percent federal funds and 20-percent Norfolk Southern funds. Maintenance funding for the project will be divided equally between the state and Norfolk Southern Railroad.

Six freight trains a day travel through the Kernersville railroad crossing at a maximum speed of 35 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 North Carolina’s 4,100 public at-grade crossings.

Image: NCDOT