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The state Department of Transportation says it will hold a public meeting at the North Raleigh Hilton from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, to air new revisions to its proposals for closing rail crossings, building bridges and routing trains through northern Wake County as part of a planned fast-train shortcut between Raleigh and Richmond.
These are changes from the plans that were discussed in 2010 at public meetings for the Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor.
Under the new DOT recommendations, the preferred train route would wipe out the $5.9 million Thales Academy K-5 campus in Wake Forest, a private nonprofit school that serves 400 students (see today's story with reader comments). Other changes include building a rail underpass for Elm Avenue in Wake Forest, instead of closing it where it crosses the tracks now.
The SEHSR website includes an April 2012 report with updated info on the preferred route from Raleigh to Richmond. Detailed maps with the northern Wake changes will be posted online in advance of Tuesday's public meeting.