Buford Highway and Norfolk Southern Railroad over Pleasant Hill Road

The grade crossing of Pleasant Hill Road at Norfolk Southern required improvements due to safety concerns. After a number of stakeholder and client meetings in which the major issues discussed were cost, constructability, maintenance of vehicular traffic, maintenance of train traffic, preservation of existing businesses and property, and access to adjacent properties, the chosen optimum design tunneled under the railroad that runs parallel to Buford Highway and rebuilt the intersection of Buford Highway and Pleasant Hill Road as an interchange, utilizing ramps to get from one roadway to the other. This option required a temporary railroad track, temporary trestle bridge, and temporary grade crossing. 

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