New Option for Southeast High Speed Rail
Post date: Sep 12, 2011 5:03:49 PM
A new option for High Speed rail has just come to light. We have been expecting a revision to come out and the new plan can be viewed by navigating to http://www.sehsr.org/pdf/NC5_RaleighPUM.pdf. This is a big file so be prepared.
Previous proposed routes run along both sides of Capital Blvd and the biggest change is a bridge close to the Wade Avenue exit that crosses from CSX to Norfolk Southern. The impact on Mordecai is that the trains would come right next to our neighborhood. As many of you recall, Five Points and Norfolk Southern were very adamant that the rail going through their side of Capital Blvd would degrade property values, create pollution and the vibration could potentially damage homes.
Mordecai did provide comment stating that we support the rail and that we had similar concerns should the rail be routed through Mordecai. Public comments are being accepted and there will be a chance to voice concerns on Tuesday September 27 from 4 to 7 pm at the Raleigh Convention Center
9/17/2011 - Passenger Rail Task Force meets Monday, September 19, at 10:00 AM (until noon) in the City Council Chambers. Our first item of business at Monday’s meeting will be to receive an update from a member of NCDOT-Rail Division’s Southeast High Speed Rail project team regarding the SEHSR alternative NC5.
Map overlay of NC5. http://www.livingstreets.com/nc5/googlemap.php