Raleigh -The Town of Cary, NCDOT and CSX Railroad are
teaming up to give a major intersection in Cary a facelift; beginning
July 14 and lasting for consecutive 28 days, Cary Parkway across the CSX
railroad track at Old Apex Road will close to allow contractors to
safely complete railroad crossing, traffic signal and pedestrian
improvements. This portion of intersection is expected to
reopen mid-August with new asphalt, 300 linear feet of new sidewalk,
eight upgraded traffic signals, eight new pedestrian signals, and marked
crosswalks. Roughly $490,000 in Cary's Capital funding is allocated for these
railroad crossing repairs.
"Understanding the vital role these streets play for our business
owners and residents, we're committed to working safely, efficiently and
effectively as possible to complete the project on time and within
budget," said Bob Shultes, Town of Cary Transportation Engineer. All businesses and
residences in vicinity of the work area will remain accessible during
all phases of work. While the closure and detours will be in effect
24/7, work will be restricted to weekdays from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. and on
Saturdays from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
During the closure, signed detours will assist motorists around the
construction. Drivers should follow Old Apex Road to US-64 to Lake Pine
Drive; cyclists have the option to follow a portion of the same route,
or to use greenway and bike routes that circle Apex Lake and run between
Old Apex Road and Lake Pine Drive. All street users are reminded to
obey traffic signs and signals, including posted speed limits.
"We worked hard to find a way to complete this work without having to
entirely close Cary Parkway in both directions for this project, but
after consulting with both NCDOT Rail Division and CSX, instituting a
full closure was necessary in order to be time sensitive and cost
effective," added Shultes.
To receive notice of traffic implications related to this or other
projects, Town of Cary residents may sign-up to receive traffic alerts straight to
their inbox by clicking on the green envelope on its homepage, www.townofcary.org.
View a map of roads in Cary by ownership, and for real-time traffic
updates, visit wink.townofcary.org and follow the Town of Cary on
Twitter @TOC_Traffic. For more information on this project, search
"Railroad Grade Crossing Repairs" at www.townofcary.org or call (919) 380-4104.