Public Involvement

Public Meeting 

A public meeting was held on Thursday, July 18, 2019 to present project maps and receive public input.




Public Meeting Map: 
Hilltop Road from Pennoak Road to Fairfax Road

Project Overview

There are two railroad tracks at the Hilltop Road crossing. The proposed project will raise the grade of Hilltop Road to bridge over the railroad, thereby improving train and vehicular safety in the project area. 

The proposed project will reduce the potential for collisions at the crossing as roadway and rail traffic volumes increase in the future. In 2016 there was an average of approximately 15,000 vehicles per day at this crossing. 


Project Funding 

This project is listed as Project No. P-5713 in the N.C. Department of Transportation's State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and is funded for $7.2 million.  

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

**Does not include Utility cost

Project Scheduling


* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change


Project Comments: 

The project omment period closed on August 18, 2019. All comments have been taken into consideration.

Question title

How often do you use the Hilltop Road NCRR/NS Rail Crossing on a weekly basis?

More than 10 times
Between five and 10 times
Less than five times
Closed to responses | 30 Responses

Question title

How do you use the rail crossing?

Driving a car/truck/motorcycle
Closed to responses | 28 Responses

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Please provide any additional comments/questions.

Closed for Comments

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Please drop a pin on the map to indicate where you live in relation to the project.

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

Project Contact Information:

                 Greg Blakeney

                 NCDOT Rail Division

                 1553 Mail Service Center

                 Raleigh, NC 27699

                 (919) 707-4717

Project Contact Information:

                 Steve Brown

                 Consultant Project Manager

                 555 Fayetteville St, Suite 900

                 Raleigh, NC 27607

                 (919) 900-1647

Project Email Address:



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.  

Right-of-Way Brochure Single Page Layout      Folleto del Proceso de Adquisición de Bienes Raíces
Right-of-Way Frequently Asked Questions

Right of way Acquisition Process Videos

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