Train speeds to increase through Williamston

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With repair work on the J.P. Gossett Drive railway overpass recently completed, Steven Hawkins of Greenville & Western Railway Company, LLC, said trains passing through Williamston will be travelling about 10 mph faster than they had previously.

Due to damages through the years, the railway bridge was rated for 10 mph. The improvements increase the maximum rating to 25 mph. Hawkins said trains will now be travelling at 20 mph through Williamston.

Motorists are advised to use extra caution when crossing railroad tracks at Mill Street, Williams Street and especially at Prince Street in Williamston.