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Traffic Pattern Change Starting April 4

There's a new traffic pattern on Town Hall Drive near the Carolina Street Extension project starting April 4. Under the new pattern, traffic in each direction will be diverted to the outside lane to allow work on the middle section of the future roundabout.

Overview:

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.

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 late 2018 and open in late 2019.

Once the project is completed, the traffic pattern through the roundabout will look like this:

Carolina Street Extension Roundabout

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.

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 early 2019.
-NC Railroad and Norfolk Southern is replacing the rail bridge over Crabtree Creek; this work started in October 2018 and will be completed in spring 2020.
-PSNC’s gas line replacement from Morrisville Carpenter Rd (near Town Hall Drive) to Crabtree Crossing is complete.

How will this roadwork affect the Morrisville Healthy Food Hub?

Access to the healthy food hub will be maintained. Message signs and traffic barricades will be used to safely direct traffic through the work area.

I'm not familiar with roundabouts. How do I know where to drive?

Here's a video to help navigate roundabout traffic:

Morrisville Contact:

Kent Jackson
Town Engineer
(919) 463-6193
Email Kent