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Work to Begin in April at Cary Parkway/High House Road Intersection

Post Date:03/29/2018 9:00 AM
  • Weather permitting, contractors working on behalf of the Town of Cary will begin construction at the intersection of Cary Parkway and High House Road mid-April.
  • Intersection improvements include the construction of dual left turn lanes, dedicated right turn lanes, a bus shelter, sidewalks, decorative traffic signals and stamped brick crosswalks.
  • All businesses near that intersection will be open and accessible during the project.

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Cary, NC – Work is anticipated to begin soon on a Cary intersection where roughly 50,000 vehicles pass through daily. Weather permitting, contractors working on behalf of the Town of Cary will begin construction to improve the flow of traffic, as well as pedestrian and vehicular safety at the intersection of Cary Parkway and High House Road mid-April. Message boards will be installed about a week before the start of construction notifying the public of the exact start date.

Improvements at Cary Parkway and High House Road include the construction of dual left turn lanes at three approaches and new dedicated right turn lanes at all approaches to help alleviate congestion. A unique bus shelter, new sidewalks, decorative traffic signals, stamped brick crosswalks and landscaping will also be added.

“The Town of Cary is committed to providing safe, efficient and effective transportation that meets the needs of all who travel in and through our community,” said Amir Nezarati, Project Manager. “Our goal is to complete this project with minimum inconvenience to our business owners and citizens.”  Nezarati added that over the next two weeks, drivers may see private utilities at the intersection completing pre-construction work.

Intermittently, throughout the project, one or more lanes of travel in each direction of Cary Parkway and High House Road near the intersection may be closed to safely facilitate the improvements. While lane closures will be implemented during construction, they will be in place outside of traditional commuting hours. All businesses near that intersection will be open and accessible during the project.

Citizens can anticipate daytime lane closures from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; nighttime lane closures from 6:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday through Friday; and lane closures all day Saturday through 6 a.m. Sunday. Regular project updates, including lane closure details, will be communicated throughout the project via the Waze smartphone app and the Town’s website, email service and traffic Twitter feed.

The estimated total project cost is $4.9 million, which includes design, right-of-way acquisition and roadway construction. Congestion Management and Air Quality funding from the Federal Highway Administration will pay for 72 percent or $3.5 million. The project is expected to be complete by spring 2019.

For more information, visit www.townofcary.org/cphh. To receive project updates, visit www.townofcary.org/email and subscribe to the Cary Parkway/High House email list. For real-time traffic updates, visit Alerts and Closures at www.townofcary.org, follow the Town on Twitter @TOC_Traffic and navigate via the Waze app on your smartphone.

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Primary Contacts

Amir Nezarati, Engineer, (919) 380-4235

Carolyn Roman, Public Information Supervisor, (919) 481-5091

Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 380-4240

Resources

Cary Parkway/High House Road Intersection Improvement Project

Alerts and Closures

Town of Cary Email Notifications     

Town of Cary Traffic Feed on Twitter

Waze Traffic and Navigation App


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