MORRISVILLE – A project aimed at reducing congestion and in turn improving safety along a stretch of Aviation Parkway south of I-40 in Wake County will be the subject of a public meeting in Morrisville next week.
The N.C. Department of Transportation plans to widen 2.2 miles of Aviation Parkway between I-40 in Cary and N.C. 54 (Chapel Hill Road) in Morrisville. The road would be widened to two lanes in each direction, separated by a median, with a 10-foot multiuse path on the south side and a 5-foot sidewalk on the north side. The project also includes widening the causeway over the west side of Lake Crabtree and will require a change to the intersection at N.C. 54, which will have its path slightly shifted.
Additional information, including a map of the proposed project area, can be found on the NCDOT public meetings website.
Area residents who want to learn more about the project and comment on the plans are invited to the public meeting on Wednesday, June 12, from 5-7 p.m. at Morrisville Town Hall, 100 Town Hall Drive. The public may attend at any time during the meeting as no formal presentation will be made. They can ask project staff about the plans and leave comments that will be considered as the project develops. It is scheduled to begin construction in 2023.
Improvements for the road are part of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization’s 2045 plan as traffic volumes along that corridor are projected to increase in the coming decades. It already has a crash rate higher than statewide rates for similar roads.
The project will tie into another project already underway, improvements for the Aviation Parkway/I-40 interchange.
If someone is unable to attend the public meeting, they can still offer comments via email, phone or at NCDOT's public input portal by June 27. Those email and phone comments can be directed to April Annis, NCDOT project manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-707-6011.
NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in this workshop. Anyone requiring special services should contact Samantha Borges of the NCDOT Environmental Analysis Unit at email@example.com or 919-707-6115 as soon as possible.
Persons who have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English may receive interpretive services upon request prior to the meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494.