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Morrisville Parkway Grade Separation

 

SEPTEMBER 2014 UPDATE: 
The NCDOT contractor will begin clearing operations on Morrisville-Carpenter Road the week of September 22nd, which will require lane closures between 9am and 4pm during the week,  in preparation for the construction of turn lanes on Morrisville-Carpenter Road at the Town Hall Drive intersection. 

Following the clearing operations the week of September 22nd, the contractor will begin work on construction of the associated storm drainage, relocation of a waterline and construction of the turn lanes.  This work will also require occasional lane closures when construction occurs near the roadway, between 9am and 4pm Monday through Friday, and is expected to last 4 – 6 weeks.                  

NCDOT has completed construction of the on-site detour, and Morrisville Parkway is open from Davis Drive to NC 54.  NCDOT has also modified the lane markings and traffic signals on Morrisville Parkway at Davis Drive – changing the payment marking westbound Morrisville Parkway to 1 one left turn lane, one through lane, and one dedicated right lane.            

Overview:

This NCDOT project is being funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The project will eliminate an at-grade rail road crossing by building a bridge over the Morrisville Parkway.

Morrisville Parkway Grade Separation is one of twenty projects proposed in the Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor. These projects are designed to lower trip times, increase capacity, and ensure safety and reliability through: track construction and reconfiguration (i.e., double tracking, passing siding extension/addition, crossovers/interlocking, curve realignment, and higher speed turnouts); highway/railroad grade crossing safety improvements; renovated/new support facilities; upgraded/enhanced passenger stations; and additional vehicle capacity.

 
            
Morrisville Parkway Grade Separation Map
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NCDOT Schedule (dates are subject to change):
  • 2012 Permit Complete 
  • Summer/Fall 2013- Right-of-Way Acquisition
  • April 21, 2014 - Begin Construction
  • May 15, 2017 - Construction Complete 
 
Other Facts: 
  • Estimated cost: $16 million
  • NCDOT contractor will install turn lanes on Morrisville Carpenter Road at Town Hall Drive as part of this project between September - November 2014.                                
  • Morrisville Parkway will be closed for up to 6 months beginning in late 2015 or early 2016 to allow contractor to construct Morrisville Parkway under the new railroad bridge.
  • Signed detour routes will use NC54, Cary Parkway, High House and Davis Drive - signs will be posted directing travelers.
  • Minor changes to traffic patterns on NC 54 at the Weston Parkway Intersection and on westbound Morrisville Parkway at the Davis Drive intersection
 
Related Links/Documents:
 
Morrisville Contact:
Benjamin Howell, AICP, CZO
Transportation Planner
(919) 463-6927
Email Benjamin
 
NCDOT Contact:
Michelle Gaddy, PE
NCDOT Resident Engineer
(919) 840-0914
Email Michelle

Updated on: 9/18/2014

 


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