On Feb. 23, 2012
, the Town of Harrisburg NC Railroad Committee -- chaired by Councilman Phil Cowherd and local resident Benita Conrad -- submitted a letter to Congressman Larry Kissell detailing the issues faced by the Town as a result of the Haydock-to-Junker rail project. A copy of the letter was also published in the Sunday, March 4, 2012 edition of the Charlotte Observer, specifically in the Cabarrus Neighbors section.
View the Committee's letter to Rep. Kissell by clicking the image to the left.
"The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and the Town of Harrisburg are working together to address concerns based on residents’ input on proposals for rail and highway improvements in the Harrisburg area’s Haydock to Junker series of projects. This joint effort follows a successful meeting held Friday, March 2, attended by NCDOT representatives, the Town of Harrisburg NC Railroad Committee – comprised of Town Council officials, staff and rail advocates for the community – and additional Town staffers." (Text from the press release.
Click the image to the left to view the press release in its entirety, issued jointly by the Town of Harrisburg and NCDOT on Thursday, March 15, 2012
The Town of Harrisburg issued an official press release on Friday, April 20, 2012
announcing that, alongside the NCDOT, the municipality would host a Railroad Project Status Update meeting to "provide updated maps and information for rail, highway and street improvements resulting from the Haydock-to-Junker series of projects." (Text from the press release.
) The event was scheduled for April 26 at Harrisburg Town Hall.
To view the press release in its entirety, click the image to the left.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) issued a separate press release on Monday, April 23, 2012
about the joint April 26 Project Status Update meeting, noting "changes to roadways, bridge locations and railroad crossings" would be presented. Revisions to the project in recent weeks, noted NCDOT, include a wider bridge at Roberta Road and "providing access from the Industrial Park to N.C. 49 in the vicinity of the existing railroad crossing at Shamrock Road." (Quoted text from the press release.
Read the full press release by clicking the left image.
As the Town of Harrisburg receives new materials -- including project maps from NCDOT -- this page will be updated. Please check back periodically.