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Traffic Alert: Temporary Closure of Intersection at East Chatham Street and Walker Street

Post Date:10/31/2019 9:35 AM
  • The intersection of E Chatham Street and Walker Street will close temporarily beginning Monday, Nov. 4 at 9 a.m., weather permitting.  
  • The intersection is expected to reopen to traffic on Monday, Nov. 18. 
  • Downtown businesses will remain open during construction, and parking will be available. 

Full Release 

Cary, NC -- Contractors working on behalf of the Town of Cary will begin work to temporarily close the intersection of East Chatham Street at Walker Street on Monday, November 4 at 9 a.m., weather permitting.

The temporary intersection closure is necessary to perform underground sewer repairs, upgrades to storm drainage, water main replacement, relocation of utilities and asphalt patching safely away from traffic.

Electronic Changeable Message Signs and traffic control devices will be in place to direct traffic around the intersection closure. Downtown businesses will remain open during construction and will be accessible to patrons. Parking will also be available during construction. 

The intersection is expected to reopen to traffic on Monday, November 18 by 9 a.m. South Walker Street from E. Chatham Street to Waldo Street will remain closed for construction until winter 2019-20. 

Work on this project began in mid-August 2019. The project is approximately 40% complete. Visit the project webpage at for details, including traffic and detour information. For real-time traffic updates, visit

Primary Contacts 

Robert E. Shultes, Transportation Engineer, (919) 380-4104 


Map of Walker Street Improvements Project by Phase  

Walker Street Improvements Project 

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