Wake County

Bridge work will close portion of Morrisville Parkway this winter

A stretch of Morriville Parkway will be closed for about six months starting this winter as the state Department of Transportation builds a bridge to lift a railroad line over the parkway.

The project will eliminate a railroad crossing on Morrisville Parkway near Crabtree Crossing Parkway, just west of N.C. 54. The project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, also known as the federal stimulus bill, which authorized hundreds of billions of dollars for infrastructure projects at the height of the recession.

Work is scheduled to begin as early as Feb. 1.

While only a short section of the parkway will be closed, signs will direct motorists on a lengthy detour that includes N.C. 54, Cary Parkway, High House Road and Davis Drive. For more information on the project, including a detour map, go to www.townofmorrisville.org/msvpkwygradeseparation.