NCDoT – Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor – Washington DC - Project Profile
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The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is planning to undertake construction of Southeast High Speed Rail (SEHSR) Corridor project in Charlotte, Carolina, the US.
The project involves the construction of High Speed Rail Corridor which is planned to be executed in different sections. The major sections of SESHR are: Washington DC to Charlotte NC, Richmond to Hampton Roads, Charlotte Atlanta to Jacksonville, and Raleigh Columbia to Jacksonville.
The project will include the development of transport infrastructure. It will also include the construction of railways station, 100-bridges and related infrastructure, the installation of signalling systems, and the laying of 261km rail tracks and transmission line.
The project extends from Washington DC south through Richmond and Petersburg in Virginia through Raleigh and Charlotte in North Carolina.
Dovetail Cultural Resource Group has been appointed as surveyors and Geo-Technology Associates Inc. as geo-technical and environment consultant.
The Federal Railroad Administration and the Federal Highway Administration issued a Record of Decision on the initial environmental studies in 2002, confirming and approving the route for the SEHSR.
The environmental impact statement (EIS) process for proposed development is planned to be carried out in two phases. Phase one EIS has been completed.
On May 5, 2011, USDOT has awarded US$5 million in High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail (HSIPR) funds, being redirected from Florida to North Carolina, to conduct an environmental analysis of the Richmond-Raleigh section which will be presented in phase two Final EIS. In 2012, NCDOT received about US$75 million in federal funding.
On September 18, 2015, NCDOT received approval for the final environmental impact statement (FEIS).
The entire project is expected to be completed by 2026.
The project involves the construction of high speed rail transport infrastructure in Charlotte, Carolina, the US.
The US$4,000 million project includes following:
1. Construction of railways station
2. Construction of 100-bridges
3. Construction of other infrastructural facilities
4. Laying of 261km of rail tracks
5. Installation of transmission line
6. Installation of signaling systems
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