Raleigh-Cary Rail Crossing Study Public Workshops
The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) is hosting two public workshops to seek input from the community on the Raleigh-Cary Rail Crossing Study Project to improve safety where the road crosses the railroad tracks at-grade and to study how potential highway/safety road improvements and future transit stations will affect the community.
Safety improvements may include improved signage, medians and median barriers, crossing closures, grade-separated crossings (road bridge over railroad or road under railroad under railroad).
The Study Area includes a corridor with rail crossings NC State University and downtown Cary, which continues to grow with residential, commercial and institutional development.
Public Workshops & Online Survey
The Raleigh-Cary Rail Crossing Study Workshops will be:
- Mon, Nov. 17, at WakeMed Soccer Park, Skybox C at 201 Soccer Park Dr. in Cary and
- Tues., Nov. 18 at Method Community Center Gymnasium at 514 Method Rd in Raleigh
Both workshops will be held from 5-7:30 pm with a formal presentation at 5:30. Those who cannot attend are invited to provide feedback online at RCRXstudy.com.
CAMPO wants to hear from the public about which roads, sidewalks and bike routes work well now, and which need improvement. This study will identify how travelers cross the railroad and which crossings may be underused or need improvements. It will then look at how potential changes to the road network could affect homes, businesses and the overall economy of the area.
The study area is from the Norfolk Southern and CSX railroad tracks between NE Maynard R. in Cary and Gorman Street in Raleigh. The study includes six existing roads that cross the railroad at-grade:
- NE Maynard Rd. (Cary)
- Trinity Rd. (Cary)
- Nowell Rd. (Raleigh)
- Powell Dr. (Raleigh)
- Beryl Rd. (Raleigh)
- Royal St. (Raleigh)
Future road extensions shown in local plans may also be considered across the railroad, such as at:
- Jones Franklin St. extension
- Corporate Center Blvd extension
- Edwards Mill extension
See a detailed map of the study area for more information and the RCRXstudy website for more information about this work and the partners involved.