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DOT, N.C. Railroad to Lay 9 Miles of New Track

Posted May 1, 2007 12:28 p.m. EDT
Updated May 1, 2007 2:54 p.m. EDT

— The state and the railroad it owns have agreed to share costs for adding nine miles of track between Greensboro and High Point to ease traffic congestion, officials said Tuesday.

The NC Department of Transpotation will put up $16 million for the 18-month project and the North Carolina Railroad Co. will put in $4 million, they said in a joint announcement.

The work will include signal-system improvements while laying a second main track to replace one torn up in the 1970s.