FROM NCDOT: The N.C. Department of Transportation has been surveying the rail corridor boundaries along the Andrews-to-Murphy rail line. We started this work on Sept. 10, 2018. The survey is being done to determine the limits of the existing rail corridor. We needed to better understand the rail corridor boundaries because no survey had been conducted of the rail corridor since the state acquired the property from Norfolk Southern in 1988.
We understand some residents have been concerned about the survey work. We want people to understand that this survey is not related to any project and there are no plans to expand the corridor.
We’ve been reaching out to property owners, elected officials and others interested in our work to let them know what we’ve been doing and why we’ve been doing it. Staff in our agency made door-to-door contact with individual property owners starting in August 2018. We’ve also sent property owners letters (see the attached), issued a news release Sept. 4, 2018 and publicized a notice in the local newspapers.
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