NORWOOD -- The N.C. Department of Transportation says it has completed a series of safety improvements to a pair of rail crossings in Stanly County near Norwood.
The state installed crossing signals and gates on Mount Zion Road at the Winston-Salem Southbound Railroad crossing, and on Cottonville Road at the Winston-Salem rail tracks.
The projects totaled about $510,000, with the federal government paying 90 percent and the state handling the rest. The state and the rail line will split the maintenance costs.
DOT officials say they now have automatic warning devices at 2,400 of the 4,100 public crossings in the state and are working to increase that number.