Carpenter Fire Station Road Bridge and Intersection Improvements

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Live Traffic Map

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


Project Updates

Construction Update - Summer 2019

Ongoing Construction Activities

  • Utility and storm drainage work along NC 55, Saunders Grove Lane, Carpenter Fire Station Road, Good Hope Church Road, Morrisville Carpenter Road.
  • Roadway grading work and roadway widening ongoing on Morrisville Carpenter Road between Good Hope Church Road and Louis Stephens Drive.
  • Saunders Grove Lane closed to thru traffic to construct new roadway and utility work near intersection with Good Hope Church Rd.
  • Widening storm drainage activities and utility work along Morrisville Carpenter Road between Louis Stephens and Good Hope Church Road ongoing.
  • Submittals for Bridge Construction
  • Earthwork for new roadway construction
  • Storm drainage activities for Morris Branch Intermittent Stream
  • Tie in of new 16” waterline with Good Hope Church Rd Tank

 Construction Activities Substantially Complete

  • 16” Waterline along NC 55 Highway
  • Railroad Detour Track
  • 16” Waterline, 14” Sanitary Sewer and 10” Sanitary Sewer at CSX Railroad
  • Gravity Sewer and Pump Station Demolition – Carpenter Gas Station NC 55
  • Temporary Traffic Signal at NC 55 and Carpenter Fire Station Road.
  • Highway Utility Relocation by MCI/Worldcom, AT&T Distribution, Spectrum/Charter, Town of Cary Traffic Signal Fiber, PSNC/Dominion Energy and Duke Energy.
  • View the history of the project.


Erosion Control Sediment Basin with Baffles along CSX Railroad Track just East of NC 55.

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


Robert E. Shultes
Project Engineer
Transportation & Facilities Department
Town of Cary
(919) 380-4104