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Project History

This project is being conducted in cooperation with the City of Lexington, as part of the City’s Depot District redevelopment project. The main element of the Depot District is construction of a new Amtrak passenger rail station, which includes boarding platforms, renovation of the historic freight depot as an interim passenger station, and street and parking improvements. February 2021, the City approved a formal agreement with the NCDOT Rail Division to coordinate various aspects of the rail and roadway improvements, including the 5th Avenue extension and 7th Avenue rail crossing closure.

Project Funding 

This project is listed as Project P-5731 in the N.C. Department of Transportation’s State Transportation Improvement Program and is funded for $11 million.

 

Estimated Amount*

Project Development & Design

TBD

Right-of-Way

TBD

Construction Costs

TBD

Total Costs

$11,000,000

* Estimated costs are subject to change 

Project Timeline

Milestone

Date*

Project Newsletter - Download PDF

November 2021

Environmental Document 

Early 2022

Right-of-Way 

2024

Construction

2025

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change

 

Project Comments 

Due to Covid-19, NCDOT has suspended all in-person meetings until further notice.  

The public is encouraged to leave any questions or comments using this website, project email or phone number.

 

Project Email: [email protected]

Project Phone Number: 984-205-6615 enter code 5146

 

 

Question title

Do you have any comments or questions regarding the extension of 5th Avenue southward, from Main Street to Talbert Boulevard?

Question title

Do you have any comments or questions regarding the closure of the existing railroad crossing on East 7th Avenue and removal of the pavement on 7th Avenue from the tracks to Talbert Boulevard?

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Would you like to be added to the project mailing list?

Project Contacts 

Matthew Potter, PE

NCDOT Rail Division Project Manager

1553 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699-1553

 

[email protected]

984-205-6615 code 5146

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