N.C. Transportation Secretary Nick Tennyson will speak at Morrisville’s transportation forum on Thursday, Oct. 20.
Tennyson will discuss his agency’s plans for transportation projects in the area in the coming decade, according to the town. That includes McCrimmon Parkway Extension and Morrisville Carpenter Road.
The forum is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. in the Morrisville Town Council chambers at 100 Town Hall Drive. In the first half hour, residents can speak directly with officials before presentations begin. Tennyson is scheduled to talk about NC DOT’s 10-year plan, which will be released in January.
Morrisville is particularly dependent on the NCDOT’s plans because many of the major roads in town that suffer from congestion are maintained by the state.
The Wake County Transit Plan, which could turn Morrisville into a transit hub for the Triangle, also will be discussed Thursday ahead of a vote on a half-cent county sales tax referendum on the Nov. 8 ballot.
Tennyson, who has been the state’s transportation secretary since August 2015, served as Durham’s mayor in the late 1990s and early 2000s.