Show/Hide

 Road Closures: CSX work will close seven Cary railroad crossings starting Jan. 15. Get detour information.

News Releases

Print
Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option
To view news releases from previous years, choose the year from the All Categories menu and click the Archived News button.

CSX Work to Close Seven Cary Railroad Crossings

Post Date:01/09/2018 3:17 PM
  • Weather permitting, CSX Transportation will implement rolling closures of seven railroad crossings in Cary starting 9 p.m. January 15 through January 19.

  • Closures will be posted as work occurs on North Academy Street, North Harrison Avenue, North Dixon Avenue, Old Apex Road and High House Road on January 15 to 18; SW Maynard Road and Laura Duncan Road will be closed January 18-19.

  • Closure updates will be posted daily to the Town’s Traffic Feed at @TOC_Traffic and to www.townofcary.org/alerts.

Full Release

Cary, NC – Weather permitting, CSX Transportation will implement rolling closures of seven railroad crossings in Cary starting at 9 p.m. January 15 through the evening of January 19. CSX crews will begin work near North Academy Street near East Cedar Street, moving four miles west toward Apex and ending at Laura Duncan Road. The continuous closures are necessary to allow CSX to complete railroad maintenance work overnight and asphalt repairs during the day.

“Understanding the vital role these streets play for our business owners and residents, we have requested that CSX work to reopen each crossing as quickly as possible to minimize the number of simultaneous closings.” said Robert Shultes, Transportation Engineer. As crossings reopen, Cary will update the Town of Cary Traffic Twitter feed @TOC_Traffic until all work is complete.

Specifically, the railroad crossings at North Academy Street and North Harrison Avenue near the Cary Depot, North Dixon Street near West Chatham Street, Old Apex Road near Murphy Drive and High House Road near Old Apex Road are anticipated to be closed starting at 9 p.m. January 15 through January 18. The crossings at SW Maynard Road near Old Apex Road and Laura Duncan Road near Old Apex Road are anticipated to be closed 11 p.m. January 18 through the evening of January 19. Heavy delays are expected; drivers are asked to avoid the area and follow local detour signage. To detour all closures, drivers should use the Maynard Loop and Cary Parkway.

Local Detour Information

Drivers traveling around North Dixon Avenue should head east on Holloway and Hillsboro streets before heading north on North Harrison Avenue to access the detour along Chapel Hill Road to East Durham Road back to East Chatham Street. Those traveling around North Harrison Avenue and North Academy Street should also use East Durham Road as a detour. When driving around Old Apex Road, High House Road and SW Maynard Road, drivers are encouraged to use West Chatham Street as an alternate route, and those traveling around Laura Duncan Road should use North Salem Street and U.S. 64. Impacted GoCary routes will be rerouted as necessary.

Questions and comments should only be directed to CSX at (803) 748-1280. For more on the CSX project, including detours and updates, visit www.townofcary.org/alerts, follow the Town of Cary on Twitter @TOC_Traffic and Facebook. Additionally, all detours and construction updates will be pushed to the Waze app, available on your smartphone.

###

Primary Contacts

John Dillard, Director of State Government Affairs at CSX Transportation, (803) 748-1280

Robert Shultes, Engineer, (919) 380-4104

Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 380-4240

Resources

Map of Closures and Detours

CSX Railroad Maintenance

GoCary

Alerts and Closures

Town of Cary Email Notifications

Town of Cary Traffic Feed on Twitter

Waze Traffic and Navigation
Return to full list >>