State closing rail crossing at Eudy Road permanently

Published 3:13 pm Wednesday, August 19, 2015

N.C. Department of Transportation contractors will be permanently eliminating the at-grade railroad crossing at Eudy Road between China Grove and Landis next week.

The crossing is being closed to improve safety, the state agency said.

The closure will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, Aug, 24. It is part of the Salisbury to Kannapolis Railroad Improvements which involves constructing approximately 11 miles of second track between Salisbury and Kannapolis as well as extending Kimball Road from Main Street to Chapel Street under a new railroad bridge.

Closing this railroad crossing eliminates the risk of train/vehicle collisions, improves safety for rail and vehicle passengers, and reduces automobile and train congestion, the Transportation Department said.

Motorists will have several alternative roads to choose from including Thom Street or North Central Avenue.

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