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Bridge over toll road to open in Cary

Posted February 2, 2011 12:11 p.m. EST
Updated February 2, 2011 12:18 p.m. EST

— The McCrimmon Parkway overpass for the North Carolina Turnpike Authority’s Western Wake Freeway will open Thursday morning ahead of schedule, officials said.

The overpass, which has been under construction since last April, has two 201-foot bridges, each with two lanes. The westbound bridge includes a sidewalk for pedestrians. A 10-foot-wide, multi-use path for bicycles and pedestrians on the south side of McCrimmon Parkway is planned for the eastbound bridge.

Final pavement markings on the bridges and the roadway at both ends won't be done until temperatures rise in the spring, officials said. In the meantime, temporary lane markings are in place.

A flashing school zone sign has been installed near Panther Creek High School, as well as temporary message signs on McCrimmon Parkway and at the school to alert drivers and students about the new traffic pattern. The Town of Cary will continue to monitor and adjust the traffic signal timing on N.C. Highway 55 as needed, officials said.