A construction project that will require closing McCrimmon Parkway at N.C. 54/Chapel Hill Road has been postponed indefinitely.
The work on the railroad crossing at the intersection was supposed to begin Monday, Aug. 21, and take two to three weeks to complete. The contractor asked for the delay, said town spokeswoman Stephanie Smith.
Smith said it’s not clear when the work will take place, but said electronic message board signs will be posted 10 days before the intersection is closed.
The work is related to a town project to widen McCrimmon Parkway to four lanes and extend it across N.C. 54 to Perimeter Park Drive. When the time comes, signs will direct motorists on a detour that includes N.C. 54, Morrisville-Carpenter Road and Davis Drive.
To avoid creating traffic snarls in downtown Morrisville during the closure, Church and Paige streets will be closed at Morriville-Carpenter Road, with local traffic directed onto Jeremiah Street and Town Hall Drive.
The widening and extension of McCrimmon Parkway is one of the projects made possible by a town transportation bond referendum in November 2012. It is coupled with a state Department of Transportation project to build a new four-lane road from the intersection of McCrimmon Parkway and Airport Boulevard to Aviation Parkway at Evans Road. The new road is expected to be completed in 2019.