Intersection Improvements Project
On October 8, 2019, Cary citizens approved moving forward with several transportation and parks related projects as part of the 2019 Shaping Cary’s Tomorrow 2019 Bond Referendum including $5M for our Intersection Improvement Program.
The purpose of this program is to identify and help address intersections that experience higher levels of congestion or safety related concerns. Potential improvements could include turn lane improvements as well as upgrades to pedestrian signals, crosswalks and ramps.
Staff has identified several intersections to be included in the FY2020 Intersection Improvements Project and we are moving forward to implement associated operational and safety improvements.
The intersection locations are listed below:
- Walnut Street and South Walker Street
- This intersection is currently unsignalized and an upgraded traffic signal, complimenting the signal recently installed at South Walker Street at East Chatham Street, is proposed. This signal will improve pedestrian access while helping to support downtown development including the new library, retail and residential development proposed to wrap the parking deck and the Downtown Park Project. Image
- Walnut Street and Kildaire Farm Road
- This signalized intersection is adjacent to Cary Elementary School and proposed improvements primarily focus on widening Kildaire Farm Road between Byrum Street and Walnut Street. Widening Kildaire Farm Road will eliminate the skew as Kildaire Farm Road crosses Walnut Street while also providing opportunity for a landscaped median. Image
- NC 55 and High House Road
- This is a major intersection in western Cary with proposed improvements including an additional left turn lane to support traffic traveling westbound on High House Road and turning southbound onto NC 55. Refuge islands are also proposed for the northeast and southwest quadrants to shorten pedestrian crossing distances. Image
- Tryon Road and Walnut Street (pedestrian improvements)
- This is a major intersection in southeast Cary with proposed improvements focused around improving pedestrian access. Refuge islands are proposed at all four quadrants to reduce pedestrian exposure to vehicular traffic and shorten crosswalk lengths. Image
- Tryon Road and Kildaire Farm Road (pedestrian improvements)
- This is a major intersection in south Cary near the Western Wake Medical Center. Proposed improvements focus around improving pedestrian access including installation of a refuge island in the northeast quadrant and realigning crosswalks to shorten lengths. Image
- Weston Parkway and Evans Road (pedestrian improvements)
- This is a signalized intersection located in northwest Cary. Proposed improvements focus around improving pedestrian access including adding crosswalks and pedestrian signals to the northwest and southwest quadrants. Image
Winter 2019 to Spring 2020 – Procurement of Professional Services
Summer 2020 – Survey intersections, perform traffic and pedestrian assessments and functional designs.
Design 2020 - 2021
Right of Way Acquisition 2021 - 2022
Begin Construction 2022 - 2023
Kyle Hubert, PE
Transportation & Facilities Department
Town of Cary