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CSX Work to Close Multiple Cary Railroad Crossings in Western Cary

Post Date:02/26/2020 8:30 AM

NOTICE: Changes to this project are dependent on multiple factors such as weather and CSX scheduling. For the latest information on the project including individual crossing closures and openings, visit the CSX Railroad Crossing Closures page.

  • Weather Permitting, CSX Transportation (CSX) will implement rolling closures of several railroad crossings in Western Cary beginning March 9 through end of March.
  • Closures will be posted by CSX as work occurs on Salem Church Road, Davis Drive, Waldo Rood Blvd., and Kit Creek Road.
  • Closure updates will be posted daily to the Town's Traffic Feed at @TOC_Traffic and to www.townofcary.org/alerts.

Cary, NC - Weather Permitting, CSX Transportation will implement rolling closures of four railroad crossings in western Cary starting the morning of March 9 and lasting through the end of March. CSX maintenance crews will begin work starting in Downtown Apex early March, moving north through western Cary and into Durham. The continuous closures are necessary to allow CSX to complete railroad track maintenance work and asphalt repairs.

Specifically, the railroad crossings at Salem Church Road, Davis Drive, and Waldo Rood Blvd. near Davis Drive Elementary and Davis Drive Middle Schools will be closed simultaneously beginning March 9. Delays are expected, and drivers are asked to follow the suggested detours and posted signage to access the area:

Suggested Detour: Thru traffic is encouraged to avoid the crossing closures. Follow signs and barricades using North Salem Street to US 64 West to NC 55 West to High House Road to Davis Drive.

In addition to the March 9 closures, the Kit Creek Road railroad crossing just East of NC 55 Highway in Northwest Cary will be closed weather permitting beginning March 16.

Suggested Detour: Thru traffic is encouraged to avoid the crossing closure. Follow signs and barricades using NC 55 to Hobson Road to Louis Stephens Drive.

Railroad crossing closures will be temporary and will be in effect for up to seven calendar days, weather permitting. Local traffic will be maintained up to the crossing closure area.

Heavy delays are expected; drivers are asked to avoid the areas and follow local detour signage. Traffic will be detoured to NCDOT streets by ownership. CSX will provide electronic changeable message signs in advance of the crossing closures for advanced warning.

For additional information citizens may tweet using the hashtag #311Cary or dial 311 or (919) 469-4000 if outside #CaryNC limits. For more information on the CSX project, including detours and updates, visit the Town of Cary CSX Railroad Maintenance page. For general realtime traffic alerts, visit www.townofcary.org/alerts, follow the Town of Cary on Twitter @TOC_Traffic and Town of Cary Facebook.

Additionally, all detours and construction updates will be pushed to the Waze app, available on your smartphone.

Questions and comments should only be directed to CSX at (803) 748-1280

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Primary Contacts

John Dillard, Director of State Government Affairs at CSX Transportation Inc., (803) 748-1280
Robert Shultes, Transportation Engineer – Project Manager, (919) 380-4104

Resources

CSX Railroad Crossing Closures
Alerts and Closures
CSX Website
Town of Cary Email Notifications
Town of Cary Traffic Feed on Twitter
Waze Traffic and Navigation

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