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Project Updates

October 1, 2019

Carpenter Firestation Rd Update Picture 1

Carpenter Firestation Rd Update Picture 2

  • Fred Smith Company has completed earthwork operations to "rough grade stage" and has begun surveying work to lay out the new railroad bridge east of NC 55 Highway.
  • The new bridge will support the existing CSX Railroad Tracks that run parallel to NC 55 and will cross the new roadway underpass which connects Carpenter Fire Station Road at NC 55 with Morrisville-Carpenter Road within the Carpenter Historic Special Planning Area.
  • Foundation work for the new bridge is set to begin early Fall 2019.
  • The project is 30% complete as of September 2019. The project is expected to be complete summer 2022.

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