Project Overview

The N.C. Department of Transportation proposes to close E. Preston Street (S.R. 2383) at CSX railroad crossing (629950L) near the entrance of the Bailey Feed Mill in Selma. The proposed closure of the crossing will result in the eastern end of E. Preston Street becoming a dead end at Bailey Feed Mill and on the western end of E. Preston Street at CSX, preventing through traffic.

Project Highlights

The project will include the following at the CSX railroad crossing:

  • A guardrail 
  • A turnabout

A turnaround will also be constructed just north of the JCI entrance to provide for vehicular turnaround before entering the Bailey Feed Mill.

Project History

In 2012, NCDOT Rail Division, The Town of Selma, the Bailey Feed Mill and CSX Transportation met to discuss closing the E. Preston Street Rail Crossing. It was decided by the Town Council, at that time, to decline the closure. Over the years, the Bailey Feed Mill operations have expanded. In 2022, the Town of Selma contacted NCDOT Rail Division to request closure of the crossing to mitigate potential safety hazards due to increased truck and rail movements at the facility. 

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RC-2004B Project Meeting Map


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Public Meeting




 Tuesday, February 28th 


 Public Open House: 5pm - 7pm


 Town of Selma Jernigan Building - Council Chambers

 110 East Anderson Street, Selma


Project Funding



Project Development $20,000

Property Acquisition




Total Costs


* Costs are preliminary and subject to change

Project Timeline



Public Meeting 

February 2023

Environmental Document 


Right-of-Way Acquisition


Begin Construction


* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change

Project Comments


NCDOT accepts comments throughout all phases of project development.  
The public is encouraged to leave comments using this website, email, or phone number:



Phone Number: 601-300-5186 enter project code 5251

To be included in this portion of project development, comments should be submitted by on March 13, 2023.

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Question title

Do you have any questions or comments regarding the proposed closure of E. Preston Street at the CSX rail crossing?

Closed for Comments

Project Contact

 Conzuela Cogdell 

NCDOT Rail Division

Rail Crossing Safety Engineer

1556 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699

601-300-5186  code 5251

Project Contact

 Kumar Trivedi

NCDOT Rail Division

Engineering Coordination Manager

1556 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699

601-300-5186  code 5251

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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
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Right of way Acquisition Process Videos

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