Federal Funding For Downtown Greenville Rail Woes

There's some great news for drivers in Greenville who get tried of train delays -- there's now federal money to move the downtown switching yard for CSX.

Congressman Walter Jones announced Thursday that a nearly $1-million federal grant will help fund the move.

The downtown switching yard often causes three major streets in Greenville to be closed for long periods of time. The D.O.T. says some of those closures can last up to three hours.

CSX plans to move the rail yard outside of downtown and construct a "Y" connection to allow the easier flow of rail traffic.

Total cost of the project is some $9-million, with other funds coming from the North Carolina D.O.T., the City of Greenville and CSX.

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  • by Anonymous Location: Greenville on Sep 10, 2009 at 02:11 PM
    The folks that sit at the Arlington crossing by Evans are just giddy with excitement. I don't mind a train going by. But it goes by almost to clear the gates. Stops...then goes the other way..then comes back. At this isn't a little choo-choo. They must have over 60 cars. Thank God they have a u-turn option near JH Rose.
  • by FINALLY on Sep 10, 2009 at 12:57 PM
    how ever this happened in the first place i'll never understand. Hey while they are at it they should repave most all the rail road crossings since they are 10 times worse than any pot hole
  • by jackie Location: somewhere in pitt county on Sep 10, 2009 at 10:57 AM
    way to go Walter Jones.
  • by Randy Location: Greenville on Sep 10, 2009 at 08:30 AM
    Best news I have heard all week!

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