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Traffic Alert – Temporary Closure of Morrisville Carpenter Road Railroad Crossing - Western Cary Railroad Crossings

Post Date:07/03/2019 9:46 AM
  • The railroad crossing on Morrisville Carpenter Road between the NC 55 and Carpenter Upchurch Rd. intersections will close from Friday, July 12, 2019 at 9 a.m. through Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 7 a.m., weather permitting.
  • Local traffic will be maintained along the various roadways within the Historic Carpenter community that include Good Hope Church Road, Carpenter Upchurch Road, Saunders Grove Lane and Morrisville Carpenter Road.
  • Access will be provided to all businesses, properties and churches in the area during the closure period.

Full Release

Contractors working on behalf of the Town and CSX Transportation, Inc. will temporarily close the Morrisville Carpenter Road (State Road 3014) railroad crossing between the intersections of NC 55 Highway and Carpenter Upchurch Rd. as part of the Town of Cary’s Carpenter Fire Station Road Bridge and Intersection Improvements Project and Western Cary Railroad Crossings Project,

Weather permitting, the railroad crossing closure will begin Friday, July 12, 2019 at 9 a.m. and reopen to traffic the following Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 7 a.m.

The railroad crossing closure is to safely reconstruct the existing railroad tracks and the at-grade crossing area to tie in a new railroad detour track for the Carpenter Fire Station Road Bridge and Intersection Improvements project. Changeable message signs will be used to provide advance warning and used to direct traffic offsite via a detour using Morrisville Carpenter Road to Louis Stephens Drive to Morrisville Parkway to NC 55.

Local traffic will be maintained along the various roadways within the Historic Carpenter community that include Good Hope Church Road, Carpenter Upchurch Road, Saunders Grove Lane and Morrisville Carpenter Road.

Access will be provided to all businesses, properties and churches in the area during the closure period.

Road work will also occur along Morrisville Carpenter Road as part of the Town’s project west of Louis Stephens Drive that same weekend period and local traffic will be maintained with flaggers.

For real-time traffic updates, visit Alerts and Closures at www.townofcary.org, follow the Town of Cary on Twitter and navigate via the Waze app on your smartphone.

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Primary Contacts

Robert Shultes, Transportation Project Manager, (919) 380-4104

Resources

Carpenter Fire Station Road Bridge and Intersection Improvements
Western Cary Railroad Crossings
Alerts and Closures
Town of Cary Traffic Feed on Twitter
Waze Traffic and Navigation

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