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Project Fast Facts
  • County: Wake
  • Type of Project: Grade Separation and Railroad Improvements
  • STIP Number: P-5201
  • Estimated Construction Cost:
    $19.6 million
  • Start of Construction:
    April 2014
  • Completion of Construction:
    Fall 2016
Morrisville Parkway Grade Separation


This project involves constructing a new railroad bridge carrying the North Carolina Railroad (NCRR) tracks over Morrisville Parkway in Wake County in order to reduce the risk of automobile/train collisions, improve safety for automobile and rail passengers, and reduce automobile and train traffic congestion.

This project is among improvements to the NCRR corridor between Raleigh and Charlotte to increase railroad capacity, efficiency, and safety.

News and Updates

  • Grading and bridge contract was awarded in January 2014.
  • Project is currently under construction.
  • Morrisville Parkway will close temporarily at the railroad crossing for 6 months beginning in February 2016 and will reopen with traffic going under the new railroad bridge in late Summer 2016.
  • Construction is anticipated to be complete by Fall 2016.

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Project Highlights

  • Replace the railroad crossing at Morrisville Parkway with a bridge carrying NCRR tracks over Morrisville Parkway.
  • Re-align railroad curves from Cary Parkway to Crabtree Creek to facilitate the new bridge construction. This will improve track speeds and reduce travel times between Raleigh and Charlotte.

Contact Information

Phillip Townsend, PE

  • Email: Contact Us
  • Phone: (919) 840-0914
  • Address: 9628 Lumley Rd., Morrisville, NC 27560

Resources for Local Property Owners

In many cases, it is inevitable that a certain amount of private property must be acquired. The displacement of homes and businesses is minimized to the extent practicable. The following brochures will answer questions about this process.