Norfolk Southern briefed the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) on the Crescent Corridor freight rail improvements, which will have a major impact on truck traffic on I-81.
VDOT has posted the Norfolk Southern presentation on January 18 by Marc Hoecker, Director Strategic Planning.
Shenandoah Valley Projects 2012
Berryville, Elkton, Roanoke
$34.5M Budget (70% VA / 30% NS)
Berryville (Siding Extension)
Elkton (New Siding)
Roanoke (Interlocking / Signal Renewal) Includes provisions for Future Roanoke Passenger Station
Berryville & Elkton expect completion mid 2012
Roanoke under design review
Benefits to Virginia:
878,000 Annual Trucks Diverted to Rail (that’s a big increase in the original projection of 750,000 trucks diverted)
34.7 Million Gallons Fuel Saved per Year
385,000 Tons CO2 Reduction per Year
$98.8 Million Annual Congestion Savings
Click the link below to view the powerpoint presentation: