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Live Traffic Map

Get a quick glance of the intersection to evaluate traffic conditions within the project limits.

Project Updates

Spring 2020

Contractor continues to haul and grade materials to finish roadway up to each side of the permanent CSX railroad bridge.

Bridge construction that supports the railroad track is underway and tie-back walls that support the bridge abutments are near completion.

Contractor will continue to work on temporary retaining wall that supports the current railroad detour track and permanent retaining walls that support the permanent abutments and railroad overpass.

Construction started January 2019 on the project.  42% of the contract time has elapsed and 52% of the project is complete.

The project is expected to be complete summer 2022.

Construction of Carpenter Fire Station Road

Construction of Carpenter Fire Station Road

Construction of Carpenter Fire Station Road

Construction of Carpenter Fire Station Road

 

Western Wake Railroad Crossing Closures 

  • See map of the Western Wake Railroad Crossing closures
  • Per Crossing Consolidation Agreement in support of the new project, the Town of Cary, NCDOT and CSX Transportation permanently closed the at-grade railroad crossing at Carpenter Fire Station Road, east of NC 55 mid-July 2018. See map of the closure.
  • Drivers will still be able to access Carpenter Fire Station Road west of NC 55 via a detour route using Morrisville Carpenter Road at-grade crossing to the south to NC 55 Highway. See map of detour.
  • The Town plans to open the route again; tentatively Fall 2022 via an underpass as part of the Carpenter Fire Station Road Realignment Project.

Project Schedule

  • Complete Design - Summer 2018
  • Began Highway Utility Conflict Relocations - Summer 2018
  • Bid Advertisement - Summer 2018
  • Bid Opening - Fall 2018
  • CSX Approval of Construction Agreement - Fall 2018
  • Notice of Award to Contractor - Fall 2018
  • Open O’Kelly Chapel Road Extension to Little Drive - Fall 2018
  • Bid Award Recommendation to Town Council - November 15, 2018
  • Contracts, Bonds and Insurance Executed between Contractor and Cary - Winter 2019
  • Begin Construction - January 14, 2019
  • Complete Highway Utility Conflict Relocations - Fall 2019
  • Temporary Railroad Crossing Closure Morrisville-Carpenter Rd - mid-July 2019
  • Begin Bridge Overpass Construction - Summer 2019
  • Complete Bridge Overpass Construction - Summer 2022
  • Open New Roadway to NC 55 with CSX Railroad Grade Separation - Summer 2022
  • Substantial Completion - Summer 2022
  • Open New Roadway to NC 55 with CSX Railroad Grade Separation - Summer 2022
  • Complete Construction - Fall 2022
  • Close Morrisville Carpenter Road at CSX At-Grade Railroad Crossing - Fall 2022