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Portion of Cary Parkway at Old Apex Road Intersection to Close for Several Weeks as Part of Railroad, Pedestrian Improvements Project

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.

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2/15/2018 5:23 PM