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Cary to connect nearly 400 miles of sidewalks

Posted November 8, 2012

— The town of Cary will begin construction Tuesday on nine new sections of sidewalk that will fill in gaps to connect existing sidewalks.

The improvement project, which costs $700,000, will add 1.7 miles of sidewalk to the existing 389 miles. It will also include construction of accessible sidewalks and crosswalks for disabled residents.

“It all supports our efforts to make sure Cary offers ‘complete streets’ with safe and comfortable travel for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, motorists, and other users,” project engineer Bob Shultes said in a statement.

The project will be completed by spring. Work will be done during daylight hours, Monday through Saturday, weather permitting.

Locations include:

• Bissett Drive, from Farmington Woods Drive to High Meadow Drive
• 404 W. Chatham St.
• Castle Hayne Drive, from Park Village Drive to White Oak Creek Greenway
• 919 Kildaire Farm Road
• Kildaire Farm Road, from Queesnsferry Road to Glasgow Road
• Queensferry Road, from Dunedin Court to Govan Lane
• Old Apex Road, from Falcone Parkway to West Chatham Street
• Old Apex Road, from High House Road to Murphy Drive
• Kingswood Drive, from North Harrison Avenue to existing sidewalk


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  • ICTrue Nov 15, 2012

    "That is $80 per foot of walkway....really?" pm2

    That doesn't sound bad. Have you had an estimate on concrete work lately? Of course, it's all in how it's managed. If they give it to a low-bid, minority company it will have to be re-done within a couple of years and if they give it to a union company, it will cost ten times that much before it's done...What to do, what to do. It's a dilemma.

  • ncguy Nov 14, 2012

    Have there been complaints? or is cary just trying how to spend their millions of tax revenue?

  • NotFromHere Nov 13, 2012

    "So we would rather spend money on side walks than fix the roads? Ok....whatever..." - CAVELADY2

    Yeah, believe it or not, not everyone drives everywhere. Some of us would rather walk the half mile to the super market than drive each time we need to go to the mailbox. And where are these so called "bad roads" in Cary? I grew up in NYC. We had pot holes that could swallow a Volkswagon. Where do you see major pot holes in Cary that are going unrepaired for long periods of time?

  • CAVELADY2 Nov 8, 2012

    So we would rather spend money on side walks than fix the roads? Ok....whatever...

  • pm2 Nov 8, 2012

    That is $80 per foot of walkway....really?

  • kelleyjernigan Nov 8, 2012

    There is not a single sidewalk in my 40 year old neighbourhood.

  • babscash Nov 8, 2012

    This is great and is needed but could they work on the roads that most people travel. So many potholes and re-painting of the lines in the road are so necessary. When it's dark and rainy, it's hard to know if you are on your side of the road.

  • JustAName Nov 8, 2012

    The could have done it without adding a tax increase and more debt. They've had a park and rec budget that has been adding sidewalks and trails for decades.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Nov 8, 2012

    I happen to know of a couple of Cary residents that get around their home, within a mile or two, in a motorized chair. This sidewalk work is VERY needed by them and more.

  • westernwake1 Nov 8, 2012

    I support this and believe that this effort is long overdue.