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Work Begins on Morrisville Parkway and Carpenter Upchurch Road Intersection Improvements Project

Post Date:06/14/2018 1:37 PM
  • Weather permitting, work will begin at the intersection of Morrisville Parkway and Carpenter Upchurch Road on June 18 to improve traffic flow and vehicular safety.
  • Citizens can anticipate lane closures on Morrisville Parkway and Carpenter Upchurch Road from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday with occasional weekend work.
  • Improvements include new left turn lanes on Carpenter Upchurch Road and eastbound Morrisville Parkway, a new traffic signal and signalized pedestrian crossing with new wheelchair ramps. Work is expected to be complete by summer 2019.

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Cary, NC – Weather permitting, contractors working on behalf of the Town of Cary will begin construction to improve the flow of traffic and vehicular safety at the intersection of Morrisville Parkway and Carpenter Upchurch Road June 18. Improvements include constructing left turn lanes on Carpenter Upchurch Road and eastbound Morrisville Parkway, removing the existing medians and adding a new signalized pedestrian crossing with new wheelchair ramps. The Town will also add a new traffic signal with a new CCTV camera, which will allow staff to monitor the intersection during peak travel times and optimize the traffic signal for traffic flow.

Intermittently, throughout the project, one or more lanes of travel near the intersection may be closed to facilitate the improvements. Drivers should anticipate lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday with occasional weekend work. Lane closures will not be allowed during peak travel times.

For Morrisville Parkway, outside lanes will be intermittently closed west of N.C. 55 to Louis Stephens Drive. For Carpenter Upchurch Road, at least one lane will be intermittently closed near the intersection.

The project is expected to be complete by summer 2019. The estimated total project cost is $1.2 million, which includes design, permitting and construction.  

To receive notice of traffic implications related to this and other projects, go to www.townofcary.org/email and subscribe to the News, Events, and Alerts list. For real-time traffic updates, visit “Alerts and Closures” at www.townofcary.org, follow the Town of Cary on Twitter @TOC_Traffic and navigate via the Waze app on your smartphone.

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Primary Contacts

Robert Shultes, Engineer, (919) 380-4104

Kathryn Trogdon, Public Information Specialist, (919) 380-4227

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

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