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2019 Transportation Bond

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On October 8, 2019, Cary voters passed the Shaping Cary’s Tomorrow Bonds. The Transportation Bond passed with 80% of voters voting yes. The Parks Bond passed with 77% of voters supporting it. Visit the projects page at carync.gov to learn about which bond-funded projects are underway and which are complete. For more information on the upcoming bond, please visit carybonds.org.

The Transportation Bond consists of $113 million for traffic improvement, resurfacing, intersection improvements, streetscape improvements, new traffic signals, sidewalks, and road widening. Citizens identified these projects as crucial infrastructure needs during the development of the Imagine Cary Community Plan. More detail about each project is included below.

Street Improvement Program

This additional funding would allow the Town of Cary to keep pace with annual maintenance needs and enhance the safety and comfort of roads through repairs and resurfacing.

Anticipated start and completion of this project will occur 2020-2024; 2025-2029.

Green Level Church Road Widening

Widening to a four-lane median divided thoroughfare from McCrimmon Parkway to Kit Creek Road would be completed along this stretch of Green Level Church Road that accommodates traffic from three schools. Sidewalks, street side trails, bicycle accommodation, street lighting and median landscaping would also be provided.

Anticipated start and completion of this project will occur 2025-2029.

O'Kelly Chapel Road Widening

Widening to a six-lane median divided thoroughfare would be completed from Green Level Church Road to NC 55 along this stretch of O’Kelly Chapel Road accommodates traffic from three schools and serves as a major commuting route to RTP, Durham and Chapel Hill. Sidewalks, street side trails, bicycle accommodation, street lighting and median landscaping would also be provided.

Anticipated start and completion of this project will occur 2025-2029.

Carpenter Fire Station Road Widening

Widening to a four-lane median divided thoroughfare with sidewalks, street side trails, bicycle accommodations, street lighting and median plantings would be completed from NC 55 to the Cameron Pond neighborhood.

Anticipated start and completion of this project will occur 2020-2024.

NCDOT Enhancements

Increased functionality and aesthetics to local NC Department of Transportation Projects require reimbursement from the Town of Cary. The enhancements include:

    • Sidewalks and bike facilities along the Green Level Church Road Bridge Replacement.
    • Sidewalks, bike facilities and aesthetic upgrades to the Maynard Road Rail Separation at E. Chatham Street and the Trinity Road Rail Separation at E. Chatham Street.
    • Sidewalks, street-side trails, median upgrades and signal upgrades along Ten-Ten Road widening.
    • Sidewalks and bike facilities on the bridge and aesthetic upgrades along the U.S. 64 improvements.
    • Pedestrian tunnels, sidewalks and bike facilities on bridges and aesthetic upgrades to the Complete NC 540 in south Cary.
    • Sidewalks and median upgrades at the Airport Boulevard Interchange at I-40 and along the Aviation Parkway Widening.
    • Street-side greenway trail along the Louis Stephens Drive extension in Morrisville and RTP that will provide a future link with Cary’s greenway system.

Anticipated start and completion of this project will occur 2020-2024; 2025-2029; 2030-2034.

Sidewalk Improvements

This funding would add to the Town’s annual sidewalk program that completes sidewalk gaps in neighborhoods and along major streets as well as provides ADA upgrades to fix broken sidewalks and handicap ramps while increasing safety for pedestrians at major intersections.

Anticipated start and completion of this project will occur 2020-2024; 2025-2029; 2030-2034.

Louis Stephens Sidewalk

Pedestrian and bicycle improvements along Carpenter Upchurch Road beginning at High House Road and extending along Louis Stephens Drive to Green Hope Elementary School would be completed along with a missing link of sidewalk on one side of Upchurch Meadow Lane within the Preston Village neighborhood.

Anticipated start and completion of this project will occur 2020-2024.

Cary Parkway Sidewalk at Black Creek

The construction of a separate pedestrian bridge along side Cary Parkway at the bridge over the Black Creek would be completed, safely connecting the sidewalks that currently end short of the bridge.

Anticipated start and completion of this project will occur 2025-2029.

NC 55 Pedestrian Grade Separation

This grade separation would allow pedestrians and bicyclist to safely cross NC 55 and will also connect with existing greenways and sidewalks.

Anticipated start and completion of this project will occur 2025-2029.

Intersection Improvement Program

Improvements would be made to 3-4 intersections that experience higher than normal levels of congestion or safety related concerns. This would include turn lane improvements as well as upgrades to pedestrian signals, crosswalks and ramps. Recent intersections to undergo improvement in Cary include Cary Parkway and High House Road and Cary Parkway and Kildaire Farm Road.

Anticipated start and completion of this project will occur 2020-2024.

Downtown Parking Development

This funding would support additional parking development in the downtown area to support local business and continued development with the location determined by the greatest parking demand.

Anticipated start and completion of this project will occur 2025-2029.

Fenton Infrastructure

Numerous traffic improvements will be made to the area within and surrounding Fenton, the 92-acre development on the north side of Cary Towne Boulevard. These improvements include improving the I-40 interchange, adding turn lanes and adjusting signal timing at off-site intersections such as Trinity Road and Chapel Hill Road, constructing and signalizing multiple intersections associated with Trinity Road and Quinard Drive and widening Cary Towne Boulevard along the site’s frontage.

Learn more about the Fenton project here.

Anticipated start and completion of this project will occur 2025-2029.

Although it becomes very difficult to accurately predict the future the farther out we go, we offer project date ranges as our best pre-referendum estimates based on current conditions including: the economy, community priorities; access to and costs of products, materials, and services; and the capacity of the Town to take on the project. As conditions change, some project date ranges may also change.

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