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Portion of Cary Parkway to close for a month

Posted July 7, 2014

Road Construction

— A section of Cary Parkway at Old Apex Road will close for about a month, starting July 14, while crews give the intersection a major overhaul.

Town officials said the intersection, which includes railroad tracks, will reopen in mid-August after crews complete construction of 1,500 square yards of new asphalt, 300 feet of new sidewalk, eight upgraded traffic signals, eight new pedestrian signals and marked crosswalks.

“We worked hard to find a way to complete this work without having to entirely close Cary Parkway in both directions for this project, but after consulting with both NCDOT Rail Division and CSX, instituting a full closure was necessary in order to be time sensitive and cost effective,” Bob Shultes, transportation engineer for the town, said in a statement Monday.

About $490,000 has been set aside in the town’s capital budget for the project.
Detours will be posted to help drivers around construction. They should follow Old Apex Road to U.S. 64 to Lake Pine Drive.

Bicyclists can take the same route or use the greenway and bike routes that circle Apex Lake.


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  • Citizens Arrayest Jul 7, 2014

    Rails are being raised , rubber is being replaced with concrete. Sidewalk is being added across tracks and down to Woodwinds.

  • independent_thinker Jul 7, 2014

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    First world problems...

  • Wheelman Jul 7, 2014

    "They should follow Old Apex Road to U.S. 64 to Lake Pine Drive."

    You can also take Old Apex Rd. to Maynard Rd. and Plantation to Lake Pine. Should be shorter and avoids the traffic on Hwy.64.

  • Ijaz Fahted Jul 7, 2014
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    At least it's just a month. They took my stop light at Reedy Creek and Chapel Hill Rd and blocked off Reedy Creek from Chapel Hill Rd to Chatham. They aren't going to open that up again.

    It could be a lot worse. Maybe you'll find a place to eat on that side of the tracks that you didn't know about and has great food. It'll get you out of your comfort zone.

  • Mo Blues Jul 7, 2014

    This is nuts. We had the parkway closed up past Lake Pine last year because of that juvenile delinquent who lit a fire in the culvert under the road. I use that road a lot and am now separated from my dry cleaner and several good restaurants.

  • Fred Kozlof Jul 7, 2014
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    now that's a LONG detour.
    Just what is so wrong with that intersection now, to justify this inconvience? Seems to work fine when I use it.

  • European American Jul 7, 2014

    8 mile detour. Nice.