Portion of Cary Parkway to close for a month
Posted July 7, 2014
Cary, N.C. — 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.