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The project logo P-5737: Millbrook Road Grade Separation

The project logo P-5737: Millbrook Road Grade Separation

 

Project Overview:

The N.C. Department of Transportation's Rail Division is proposing a grade separation and permanent crossing closure on Millbrook Road under the CSX SF-Line in Wake County. The proposed grade separation will include a railroad bridge approx. 176 feet long and 36 feet wide.

 

Project Purpose: 

The purpose of the proposed project is to eliminate the hazardous at-grade railroad crossing in north Raleigh to improve traffic and pedestrian safety which will enhance the movement of people and goods in the region. In combination with the state-funded Durant Road and New Hope Church Road grade crossings, these three crossings will begin incremental improvements to the Raleigh to Richmond section of the Southeast Rail Corridor. 

 

The Millbrook Road Grade Separation will specifically:

· Reduce vehicular traffic delays on a heavily traveled road

· Improve safety for railroad, highway and non-motorized traffic in the area

· Reduce emissions due to idling at the current grade crossings

· Allow for increased frequency and speed of CSX freight trains, plus future intercity passenger and commuter rail trains

 

Vicinity Map

Project Video

Please view the informational video below for additional information regarding the Millbrook Road Rail Crossing project.

 

 

Overall Project Visualization

 

 

 

Proposed Design Changes

Since receiving final survey data and completing preliminary engineering design, it has been determined that it is not feasible to tie Lacy Avenue into the north side of Millbrook Road which currently maintains access to several businesses. 

Design Change #1: Close the north side Lacy Avenue entrance and construct a new connection to Lacy Avenue from Old Wake Forest Road, north of Millbrook Road (see map below)

On the south side of Millbrook Road, the 2015 public meeting maps showed the 2nd Street connection to Millbrook Road via Lacy Avenue being closed with the only way to access to businesses on 2nd Street was off of Old Wake Forest Road.  

Design Change #2: Due to the right in/right out flow at the intersection of 2nd Street and Old Wake Forest Road, it is now proposed to maintain the 2nd Street connection to Millbrook Road using Lacy Avenue instead of closing it. (see map below)

 

Looking West at Bridge 

 

Looking East at Bridge

 

 

Project Funding:   

 

Estimated Amount*

Project Costs

$ 1,100,000

Right-of-Way

$ 3,700,000

Construction Costs**

$ 14,130,000

Total Costs

$ 18,930,000

* Estimated costs are subject to change. Based on draft NCDOT STIP.

** Project development/design cost is within the construction cost

 

 

Project Timeline: 

Milestone

Date*

Public Meeting

2015

Environmental Document

March 2017

Right-of-Way 

May 2021

Construction

May 2023

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change

 

Project Comments: 

All comments will be taken into consideration.  

You may leave a comment or question below

or 

Email the comment/question to MillbrookRoad-RailCrossing@publicinput.com

 

 

 

 

Do you have any comments or questions regarding the design change #1: to close the north side Lacy Avenue entrance and construct a new connection to Lacy Avenue from Old Wake Forest Road, north of Millbrook Road?
Do you have any comments or questions regarding the design change #2: to maintain the 2nd Street connection to Millbrook Road using Lacy Avenue instead of closing it?
Please drop a pin on the map to indicate where your business is located in relation to the project.
Would you like to be added to the project mailing list?

Project Contact Information:

Gregory Blakeney

NCDOT Rail Project Manager

[email protected]

(919) 707-4717

Brad Smythe, PE

NCDOT Rail Design Manager

[email protected]

(919) 707-4118

Project Email Address: [email protected]

Project Phone Number: (855) 925-2801 enter code 7847

 

RESOURCES FOR PROPERTY OWNERS 


Although the N.C. Department of Transportation works to minimize the number of homes and businesses displaced by a road project, it is inevitable, in many cases, that a certain amount of private property is needed. The following information explains right of way acquisition and answers questions about the process.  

 

Relocation Assistance Brochure                                 Asistencia para Reubicación      
Right-of-Way Acquisition Process Brochure             Folleto del Proceso de Adquisición de Bienes Raíces
Right-of-Way Frequently Asked Questions

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