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Part Of U.S. 1 To Close As Workers Install Pedestrian Bridge

Posted February 21, 2006 10:18 a.m. EST

— Part of U.S. Highway 1 will be shut down Tuesday night so that work crews can install a pedestrian bridge over the highway, just north of Cary Parkway.

The state Department of Transportation said it plans to shut the roadway from about 8 p.m. Tuesday until about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday so that crews can install the $1.4 million addition to U.S. 1.

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"They're going to have to sit the crane actually on the northbound U.S. 1 lanes in order to have room to pick it up and set it into place," said DOT engineer Cadmus Capehart.

While the lane closures will not affect rush-hour traffic, the DOT said drivers should be on alert for both lane closures and lane shifts to accommodate the big crane that will lift the bridge into place.

Cary is paying half of the bill for the bridge, because it will be a key link to the town's park/greenway system. When the bridge is finished, it will tie together McDonald's Woods Park on the west side of U.S. 1 and Kids Together Park on the east side.

Engineers will be return to finish the bridge work in the spring.