McCrimmon Parkway will be closed at N.C. 54/Chapel Hill Road in Morrisville for two to three weeks starting Monday, Aug. 21, for work on the railroad crossing.
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. 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.
Police will help maintain traffic flow at McCrimmon Parkway and Davis Drive and at Town Hall Drive and Morrisville Carpenter Road during peak commuting hours, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. Police also will monitor Jeremiah Street, where temporary speed tables will be installed.
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.