Cary intersection closed for railroad crossing upgrades
Posted July 13, 2014
Updated July 14, 2014
Cary, N.C. — Southwest Cary Parkway at Old Apex Road will be closed for about a month, starting Monday, to upgrade the CSX Transportation railroad crossing at the intersection.
The project, approved by the Cary Town Council in 2011, will provide sidewalk improvements on each side of Southwest Cary Parkway, add pedestrian signal controlled crosswalks at the intersection and upgrade rubber materials to minimize vehicle vibration while crossing the railroad tracks.
Raleigh-based Barnhill Contracting Company will complete the project at a cost of $253,381.25 as part of the town’s annual streets improvements project.
Businesses near the intersection will remain open during construction.
Motorists are directed to use Old Apex Road, North Salem Street, U.S. Highway 64 and Lake Pine Drive to get around the construction. There's a detour for bikes as well.
The railroad track, owned and operated by CSX, maintains at least six trains per day - four CSX freight trains and two Amtrak passenger trains.
Upon completion, the project will have:
- 1500 square yards of asphalt paving
- 500 linear feet of concrete curb and gutter
- 300 linear feet of new concrete sidewalk
- Six concrete wheelchair ramps
- 1325 linear feet of thermoplastic long life pavement markings
- Eight new traffic signal heads
- Eight new pedestrian signal heads with push-button activated signals
- Two additional pavement marking crosswalks