McCrimmon Parkway Extension

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McCrimmon Parkway Extension

Updated on 07/08/2019 7:56 AM

The McCrimmon Parkway project is nearly complete! Once finished later this year, or early 2020, McCrimmon Parkway will extend east from NC 54/Chapel Hill Road to Aviation Parkway at Evans Road, creating a much-needed alternative route through Morrisville and alleviating some traffic congestion. Residents, visitor and businesses will benefit, as well as those who travel through our Town using these roads.

To ensure the safety of those working on the site and traveling in the area, a temporary closure is in place for McCrimmon Parkway near the intersection of NC 54/Chapel Hill Road. The closure will last about one month. Although the closure will cause delays, regulations require that the road be closed while work is underway near the railroad intersection, to ensure the safety of those working and traveling in this area.

A detour with signage is in place (shown below). All businesses in the area will stay open during the closure.

McCrimmon Parkway Closure Update:

We are happy to report at this time that work remains on track to re-open the first week of August. The Town of Morrisville would like to thank you for your patience and understanding during the McCrimmon Parkway closure which was necessary to ensure the safety of those working on site and those traveling in the area. The Town continues to monitor the traffic and the traffic signal timing for detour routes. 

Please stay tuned to our website for upcoming updates on the McCrimmon Parkway project as work progresses.

McCrimmon Closure Detour Route

The NCDOT designated detour route from Davis Drive is left on Morrisville-Carpenter Road, then left on NC 54. The detour from NC 54/Chapel Hill Road is right on Morrisville-Carpenter Road, then right on Davis Drive. Signs will be in place alerting drivers of the closure as well as directions for detour routes. Church Street will be limited to local traffic only.


Following voter approval of the Transportation Bond Referendum in November 2012, the Town of Morrisville has begun work on the McCrimmon Parkway Extension. The Town has partnered with NCDOT on the project in order to leverage state transportation funding with the Town's bond funding, resulting in a two-phase project.  Phase One construction will be administered by the Town, with Phase Two construction being administered by NCDOT.

Town of Morrisville Phase
  • Extend McCrimmon Parkway east from NC 54 to the existing section of McCrimmon Parkway at Perimeter Park Drive as a four lane roadway with sidewalks/multi-use paths on each side and bicycle accommodations
  • Widen McCrimmon Parkway across the railroad tracks near NC 54 to add a left-turn lane and right-turn lane onto NC 54, re-striping the existing eastbound lane to a through lane 
  • Associated intersection improvements on NC 54 and Perimeter Park Drive


  • Construct a new four-lane, median-divided roadway with 8' multi-use paths and 5' bicycle lanes from Airport Boulevard to Aviation Parkway at Evans Road
  • Install a Traffic Signal at the Airport Boulevard/McCrimmon Parkway intersection
  • Associated intersection improvements on Airport Boulevard, Aviation Parkway and Evans Road

Project Schedule

Town of Morrisville Phase

  • 2014 - 2016 Engineering, Design, Permitting and Right-of-Way Acquisition
  • 2016 - Construction Begins
  • 2019 - Construction Complete

NCDOT Phase   

  • 2016 - 2018 Engineering, Design, Permitting, and Right-of-Way Acquisition
  • 2018 - Construction Begins
  • 2019/2020 - Construction Complete

Contact Information

Joshua Baird
Acting Town Engineer
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