Morrisville Parkway set to reopen after 7 months of construction

MORRISVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – After seven months under construction, the Morrisville Parkway will reopen this weekend.

The area near 1021 Morrisville Parkway was closed to relocate rail road tracks onto a bridge.

A special ribbon cutting ceremony was held Friday to mark the occasion.

Transportation Secretary Nick Tennyson says this is one of many projects going on to improve rail service from Raleigh to the Charlotte area and reduce the amount of crashes.

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“The safety focus is the main thing because removing opportunities for train car accidents increases reliability for rail service because you’re not dealing with collisions,” Tennyson said.

The two outside lanes are expected to open by Sunday night.

The project is part of the Piedmont Improvement Program to modernize railroad track, roads and bridges along the corridor between Raleigh and Charlotte.

“It’s a half billion dollars being invested to improve service between Raleigh and Charlotte,” he said.

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