This project includes maintenance and repairs on the NW Cary Parkway bridge over Black Creek Greenway. This is the second phase of a two-phase project in advance of the N.C. Department of Transportation accepting maintenance of NW Cary Parkway from Evans Road to Harrison Avenue.  

Project Updates 

August 14, 2018

All major work to the bridge and greenway has been completed. Crews opened NW Cary Parkway and Black Green Greenway on Friday, August 10 just before noon. Project wrap-up and final inspection is expected within the next few weeks.

Bridge Update

August 2, 2018

  • Crews have completed all necessary repairs to the bridge and guardrail.
  • Crews are beginning to work on the roadway tie-ins.
  • Final seeding and project wrap-up is anticipated in the upcoming weeks.

Bridge Rehab

July 23, 2018

  • Crews have just completed installing a new approach slab west of the bridge and will work on tying in the roadway in a few more days.
  • Crews have completed the installation of new drainage improvements along the Black Creek Greenway and addressed issues with erosion adjacent to the stream by placing large stone.

NW Cary Bridge

July 17, 2018

  • Crews have completed bridge repairs below the deck and are now focusing on correcting the bridge transitions to create a smoother ride for users of NW Cary Parkway.
  • Crews have also made great progress improving the drainage along Black Creek Greenway in an effort to reduce the inconvenience to greenway users during and after rain.
  • Crews have begun to work on restoring areas of streambank erosion along the Black Creek as well as eroded areas at the East bridge slope.

July 17, 2018

July 3, 2018

  • The contractor has completed the majority of the preparation work for the NW Cary Parkway Bridge Rehabilitation Project.
  • Weather permitting, the Town of Cary will close the NW Cary Parkway Bridge over Black Creek Greenway on June 11th for 60 days. 
  • Closing the NW Cary Parkway Bridge over Black Creek Greenway  will allow for bridge lifting operations, which is expected to be complete this fall.
  • Drivers traveling through the area are encouraged to use alternate routes, including the signed detour along Norwell Blvd, Weston Pkwy and N. Harrison Ave.

Bridge Rehab

A portion of the Black Creek Greenway near NW Cary Parkway will continue to be closed through late August. Trail users are encouraged to use alternate routes, including a signed detour along Norwell Boulevard and through North Cary Park. Upon completion of all bridge lifting and associated work, the street and greenway will be reopened for public use.

July 2, 2018

  • Work crews have completed preparations to raise the bridge and perform structural repairs at six locations across the bridge.  These repairs began on July 2nd, 2018 and will last for a few weeks.
  • Repairs to exiting areas along the Greenway damaged by rainfall and stream flow prior to construction are underway and will continue throughout the month of July.

 Bridge Rehab

 

June 11,  2018

  • Greenway closures are to begin this week to perform grading of slopes and stream banks along the Black Creek Greenway.
  • Full roadway closure to begin Monday morning to allow crews to begin bridge work.
  • Town of Cary staff has been monitoring the traffic at Norwell Blvd. at Weston Parkway.  The signal timing is doing well thus far.  Our Traffic Team will continue to monitor this and other intersections.

NW Cary Pkwy Bridge Update

June 7,  2018

  • Weather permitting, the Town of Cary will close the NW Cary Parkway Bridge over Black Creek Greenway on June 11th for 60 days.
  • Drivers traveling through the area are encouraged to use alternate routes, including the signed detour along Norwell Blvd, Weston Pkwy and N. Harrison Ave.
  • This closure will allow for bridge lifting operations related to the bridge rehabilitation project, which is expected to be completed this fall.

May 10, 2018

A portion of Black Creek Greenway is to be closed for the NW Cary Parkway Bridge Rehabilitation Project. Weather permitting, contractors working on behalf of the Town of Cary will close a portion of Black Creek Greenway near NW Cary Parkway intermittently May 14 through late August. Signs will be posted to let citizens know of the closure. Trail users are encouraged to use alternate routes, including a signed detour along Norwell Boulevard and through North Cary Park. This will allow for work related to the NW Cary Parkway Bridge Rehabilitation Project, which is expected to be complete this fall. 

Black Creek GW

Project Schedule

June 2018 - Black Creek Greenway Closures Begin 
June 2018 - Closing of NW Cary Parkway
August 2018 - Opening of NW Cary Parkway 
August 2018 - Opening of Black Creek Greenway
November 2018 - Project Completion

The Work

Phase 1: Utility Cleaning and Drainage Improvements

Utilities attached to the bridge are cleaned and painted. Drainage structure installed next to greenway.

Phase 2: Slope Work and Channel Restoration

Adjustment to the East Slope, which has eroded areas. Channel flow will be improved by moving rocks and adjusting blank slopes.

Phase 3: Bridge Jacking and Approach Slab Replacement

Bearings of beams will be replaced along with the west approach slab and joint seals. Any concrete repair will be done at this time.

Phase 4: Trail Repair and Reopening of Road and Greenway

Repair any damages to greenway, then reopen road and greenway to public.