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Morrisville Parkway Grade Separation


The NCDOT contractor will begin work on construction of the associated storm drainage, relocation of a waterline and construction of the turn lanes the week of October 13th.  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 reviewed the revised pavement markings on Morrisville Parkway at Davis Drive, and will be changing the westbound (towards NC 55) right lane markings to designate the right lane as a shared straight and right-turn lane.  This work should be completed by the end of October.             


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
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: 10/8/2014


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