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Morrisville Parkway Grade Separation


Work is expected to resume in late June or early July on the turn lanes on Morrisville-Carpenter Road at Town Hall Drive.  The contractor will be conducting some grading work and installing new storm drainage outside of the roadway initially, then will begin work on the road widening for the turn lanes.  The construction of the turn lanes is expected to be complete by August.  

The contractor is continuing work on the new bridge over Morrisville Parkway.  Most of the clearing and grading operations in the rail corridor are complete.  Morrisville Parkway will remain in the two-lane configuration through the work zone until the 6-month closure, which is expected to start sometime between February and April 2016 - notice will be provided on this page once a date for the closure is announced.  


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 April - June 2015.                                
  • 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: 6/9/2015


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