The Carolina Street extension project will connect the existing Carolina Street to Town Hall Drive through a roundabout. It will also extend Foxglove Drive from Jeremiah Street to Carolina Street. Sidewalk and lane closures will be required on Town Hall Drive. Sidewalks and parking on the south side of Jeremiah Street, particularly near the Foxglove Drive intersection, will be affected during construction. Also, the work will require one weekend closure of Town Hall Drive from Jeremiah Street to the Chamber of Commerce building (260 Town Hall Drive); timing to be determined by the Contractor. The detour route during that closure will be McCrimmon Parkway to Church Street to Morrisville Carpenter Road.
This project is a key piece of the Town Center Core Demonstration project, which is currently in development. The proposed Town Center Core Demonstration project site includes the area between Town Hall Drive (west) and future Foxglove Drive (east), and Jeremiah Street (north) to Carolina Street extension (south). The demonstration project site concept includes a new Wake County Library, apartments, retail space and parking. Construction on the Wake County Library is expected to start in October 2018 and open in November 2019.
Major Project Milestones:
- Spring 2018: Project Contract Awarded
- Summer 2018: Start of Construction
- Spring 2019: Project Completed
Frequently Asked Questions:
How long with this project take?
Construction is scheduled to start in Summer 2018 and finish in Spring 2019.
Will there be traffic delays?
With lane closures, some delays are anticipated. Work will only occur from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to avoid peak travel times.
What is the detour route?
During the weekend closure, drivers will be directed to take McCrimmon Parkway to Church Street to Morrisville Carpenter Road to avoid Town Hall Drive.
How will this roadwork be affected by other road projects planned in town?
While there are other projects occurring at the same time as this project, every effort will be made to avoid multiple closures and disruptions. Other projects occurring include:
-The Morrisville Carpenter Road widening project (from the railroad to Davis Drive) is expected to start in late 2018.
-NC Railroad and Norfolk Southern will be replacing the rail bridge over Crabtree Creek; this work is expected to start in July 2018 and be completed in July 2019.
-PSNC Energy will be replacing their gas line from Morrisville Carpenter Rd (near Town Hall Drive) going towards Town of Cary; this work is expected to start in June 2018 and be completed by the end of 2018.
How will this roadwork affect the Morrisville Healthy Food Hub?
During the weekend closure, drivers will be directed to take McCrimmon Parkway to Church Street to Morrisville Carpenter Road or Morrisville Carpenter Road to Church Street to McCrimmon Parkway to avoid Town Hall Drive. Signs will be in place to direct drivers.