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Morrisville Parkway Grade Separation

 

TRAFFIC ALERT 
NCDOT has announced that Morrisville Parkway will be closed to traffic between Crabtree Crossing Parkway and Bristol Creek Drive for 7 days in late-July.  This closure is part of the Morrisville Parkway Grade Separation project, and is required to allow NCDOT and railroad contractors to construct a new temporary railroad crossing in order to keep Morrisville Parkway open for much of the construction period.  Another closure, lasting approximately 6 months, will occur in 2016.  The 7 day closure is expected to begin around July 28th,  with the road re-opening after August 4th – electronic message signs will be in place to notify the public of the road closure at least 14 days prior to the road closure.  These dates may change due to weather and other construction delays, so the Town will be posting updates here, via the Notify Me email lists (http://www.townofmorrisville.org/list.aspx) and social media.  During the road closure NCDOT will have a detour route posted, using NC 54, Cary Parkway, High House Road and Davis Drive (Detour Map Link).  

     Morrisville Pkwy Detour.jpg                  


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 MapClick map to enlarge 
              
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 in May - June 2014.
  • Morrisville Parkway will be closed for 7 days between Late May - June 2014 to allow contractor to construct on-site detour.
  • 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.
 
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: 5/12/2014

 


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