The Cary-specific work will be broken into two work periods. For each work period, according to CSX, they plan to work with a crew of about 50 CSX crew members and about 30 pieces of equipment to remove old ties, install new ties, and resurface the track. Multiple simultaneous crossing closures are necessary due to the size and magnitude of the proposed crew and equipment needed to do the work.
CSX crews will conduct track work on a schedule designed to minimize disruption to freight service. A separate crew will follow to repave each crossings prior to reopening to traffic. CSX work is exempt from the Town’s noise ordinance.
CSX crews will begin work near Salem Church Road and continue north parallel to Davis Drive, crossing Davis Drive and Waldo Rood Blvd. continuing alongside NC 55 and Carpenter Upchurch Road. The Town has requested CSX work to reopen each crossing as quickly as possible to minimize the number of simultaneous closings.
Questions and comments should be directed to CSX at (803) 748-1280. For detours and updates, follow the Town of Cary on Twitter @TOC_Traffic and Facebook, and navigate via the Waze app on your smartphone.
Director of State Government Affairs
Robert E. Shultes
Transportation & Facilities Department