Norfolk Southern Railway will increase maximum train speeds at eight highway/rail grade crossings in Randleman and Asheboro in Randolph County starting March 21.
The railway is increasing its speed to improve efficiency and safety, according to a press release.
The crossings affected are on the line that runs between High Point and Asheboro.
Speeds will increase from nine to 25 mph where tracks cross Stout Road, State Route 2270, Wesleyan Road, Commerce Place, Pineview Street, Rock Quarry Road, Spero Road, Balfour Road and Bailey Street.
Track and signal improvements have been made to allow for the increases in train speeds. Two trains a day travel along the line.
This measure aims to improve public traffic flow and grade crossing safety by increasing train traffic fluidity through the area, according to a press release.
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