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5/21/18 We have just been notified by Norfolk Southern that the repairs to the RR track on NC51 have been completed.  There should be no further closures to NC51.


5/18/18 Notification has just been provided that NC51 is back open as of 2:00 p.m. today.  However, there is still more work to be done at the RR crossing which will most likely be completed next week some time. No specific date/time has been provided but we will post any additional information that comes to us. Thank you. 

5/17/18  Notification just provided that repair work has begun on the Industrial Drive RR track.  Industrial Drive is currently closed.  Please refer to detour information below. Thank you. 

5/15/18 As of 4:30 p.m. this afternoon, Norfolk Southern has alerted us that they plan to start work on the RR crossing on NC51 in downtown Pineville around 9:00 a.m. (Wednesday, 5/16/18). Please allow yourself extra time as  the road will be closed for these repairs.  You can check back periodically for any updates and see below for the link to the detour routes.  Thank you. 

5/7/18 - The latest update from Norfolk Southern is that they will not be closing the track/road (NC51) today (5/7) as repair work depends on the amount of freight the trains are carrying each day.  Apparently, the load is expected to be lighter tomorrow with less frequent runs so the closing of the track and NC 51 is now scheduled for Tuesday, 5/8. Again, no time given but expect delays and probably all day work on the track.  Thank you.

5/4/18 - We wish we could provide more detailed information as to the closing of the tracks and streets but the repairs are being made by the railroad, not the town.  Norfolk Southern provides us with information and we, in turn, post the information we receive as quickly as we receive it. They do not provide details such as the time the tracks will close, only that they will likely be closed all day on Monday, May 7th.  Please do not call the town.  If you have complaints, call Norfolk Southern at 1-800-453-2530. 

* We just received an update from Norfolk Southern that the railroad tracks across NC 51 in Pineville will be closing this afternoon until about 5:00 PM today.  The crew will be back on Monday, May 7th, 2018 to complete the prep work which will take all day.  Detour signs will be posted. 

Norfolk Southern Rail Road is expecting to begin track work where the line crosses Highway 51 on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.  Norfolk Southern anticipates the the crossing will be closed on three different dates for repairs, which will be confirmed as they learn more about their schedule.  Expect the crossing to be closed all day when Norfolk Southern is on-site doing the work. 

Once work is completed on the crossing on Highway 51, they will then move to crossing on Industrial Drive with repair work expecting to take three separate days as well.



Tuesday, May 1, 2018 was the best approximation that Norfolk Southern could provide the Town due to track time, train schedules and weather conditions. Please check back frequently for any updates received from Norfolk Southern.