ABBOTTSBURG – The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Rail Division has made crossing safety improvements at an intersection near Abbottsburg.
NCDOT installed railway-highway grade crossing signals and gates at the intersection of White McEwen Road and CSX Railroad tracks. This project totaled $248,374 and was paid for with funds from both the Federal Highway Administration and the state. Maintenance funding for the projects will be divided equally between the state and the CSX Company.
Four freight trains a day travel through this railroad crossing at a maximum of 40 miles per hour.
These projects are 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 2,600 of the 3,800 public at-grade crossings across the state.