Cary Citizens Invited to Public Workshop about Carpenter Fire Station Road Improvements
- The Town of Cary invites citizens to review preliminary plans for improvements to Carpenter Fire Station Road on February 26 from 4-7 p.m. at the NW Cary YMCA/Crosspointe Church.
- The improvements would widen the street to four lanes and include a median, wide outside lanes for bicyclists plus new pedestrian-friendly amenities.
- Cary staff will be available to answer questions and receive feedback on these plans.
Cary, NC – The Town of Cary invites citizens to NW Cary YMCA/Crosspointe Church, 6911 Carpenter Fire Station Road, on February 26 any time from 4-7 p.m. to review preliminary plans for improvements to Carpenter Fire Station Road between Cameron Pond Drive and N.C. 55. These improvements would widen the street to a four-lane, median-divided street with wide outside lanes for bicyclists and add new pedestrian-friendly amenities, including a new sidewalk and street-side trail. Cary staff will be available to answer questions and receive feedback on these plans.
Currently, Carpenter Fire Station Road, a primarily two-lane street, carries about 13,000 vehicles per day, up from 3,500 vehicles per day in 2003, and these numbers are expected to increase. Widening the street will improve traffic flow and increase safety for both drivers and pedestrians. Enhanced pedestrian connectivity, via the sidewalk and trail, will help citizens in nearby neighborhoods access destinations, such as the Northwest Cary YMCA, Crosspointe Church and the future Neighborhood Park at the corner of Carpenter Fire Station Road and Highcroft Drive.
Design, right-of-way acquisition and construction costs are anticipated to total about $10.4 million for this project. Right-of-way acquisition is expected to begin fall 2020 with construction beginning winter 2022. Following the public workshop, the Town will review feedback and begin project design.
For more information, search “Carpenter Fire Station Road Widening” at www.townofcary.org.
Tom Ellis, Project Engineer, (919) 469-4333
Kathryn Trogdon, Public Information Specialist, (919) 380-4227