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The state Department of Transportation says it has awarded a $10.9 million contract for a project near Research Triangle Park that will close two dangerous rail crossings, straighten tracks to allow faster train speeds, and build a bridge to lift the tracks over Hopson Road.
The Fred Smith Co. of Raleigh won the contract to:
* Close the Church Street rail crossing and nearby N.C. 54 intersection. The north end of Church Street will be realigned with Keystone Park Drive, and the north end of Keystone Park drive will be extended to form a new intersection with Hopson Road. ... [MORE]