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Missing Link of Cary Parkway Could Open Next Week

Posted December 1, 1999

— Help is on the way for congestion in theTown of Cary. A major section of the Cary Parkway could open by next week, giving drivers more choices to get to Interstate 40. The new road will also ease congestion in other parts of town.

Over the past 20 years, the Cary Parkway has been put together piece-by-piece.

The new stretch of road will make the Cary Parkway a continuous run from Harrison Avenue near I-40, to Holly Springs Road.

"It will take some traffic off of Davis Drive, it should take some traffic off of Maynard Road. It'll just give them access, another way to get to the Research Triangle Park," says Brian Harrington, DOT Resident Engineer.

Mary Molander and her son Lucas live in Silver Oaks, which is located next to the Cary Parkway. While she is happy the road will make driving more convenient for her, it also brings on some worries.

"It's also going to bring a steady stream of traffic heading toward I-40 right behind our neighborhood. We will have to teach the kids very early [that] you don't come near this road on bikes," she says.

One road cannot solve all of an area's traffic troubles, but this one will help.

The 2.6 mile section of the Cary Parkway cost taxpayers $9.5 million.

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