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Morrisville Parkway Grade Separation


July 2016 UPDATE
NCDOT has notified the Town that the scheduled opening of Morrisville Parkway to through traffic has been delayed due to a water line conflict.  The road is now scheduled to open to traffic by August 31, 2016.  The Town is continuing to work closely with NCDOT to get the road open as soon as possible, and will post more information on this page when it becomes available. 

Previous Update:

Morrisville Parkway Closure
Morrisville Parkway, between Crabtree Crossing Parkway and Bristol Creek Drive/Quail Fields Court, is currently closed to through traffic.  Signs have been posted directing traffic to follow the detour route - NC 54, Cary Parkway, High House Road and Davis Drive (see map below).  All businesses on Morrisville Parkway are accessible during the closure from NC 54, and NCDOT has posted signs near the closure to state that businesses are open.  In late May, access to some of businesses will switch from NC 54 to Davis Drive - an update will be posted here with more information prior to the switch.  Town staff, along with NCDOT and Town of Cary staff, are continuing to monitor traffic through the area and make adjustments where necessary. There potentially may be some intermittent lane closures until the project is complete in May 2017, but at least 1 lane will remain open in both directions at all times with closures taking place from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.   

Morrisville Parkway Closure Flyer 
Frequently Asked Questions

Construction Photos


Morrisville Parkway Detour



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
Click 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
  • August 8, 2016 - Road Re-opens to Traffic               
  • 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:
Ben Howell
Transportation Planner 
(919) 463-6927
NCDOT Contact:
Christine Goins
NCDOT Assistant Resident Engineer
(919) 840-0914
Email Christine
Updated on: 7/5/2016


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