Transportation Projects


Any questions regarding current and / or past transportation projects should be referred to Adam Stephenson. You can contact him via email or phone at (919) 249-3417.

Kelly Road / Olive Chapel Road Operational Improvements (U-5118 AF)

Kelly Rd Map 
  • Lead Agency: Town of Apex
  • Estimated Project Cost:  $750,000 (includes federal participation)
  • Status:  Construction in progress
  • Estimated Completion:  May 2017 
    NOTE: This project was originally scheduled for completion at the end of 2016. Progress has been delayed by third-party utilities, who are required to move their lines out of the new travel lanes before they can be constructed.
  • Proposed Pavement Markings 
Adding turn lanes at the intersection of Kelly Road at Olive Chapel Road and extending sidewalk along the west side of Kelly Road from Evening Star Drive to Olive Chapel Road. Check out our interactive map for a before and after view of this intersection.

Apex Peakway Southwest Connector


  • Lead Agency: Town of Apex
  • Status: Design in progress
  • Estimated completion:  2019

The Apex Peakway is planned to serve as a loop around the Town of Apex. The Southwest Connector project would complete a missing gap in the loop at South Salem Street by constructing a bridge over South Salem Street and the CSX railroad tracks. The project would require the permanent closure of the existing at-grade railroad crossing along Tingen Road, east of the project location.

Project Updates

Traffic Noise Report (February 2017)

In February 2017, the North Carolina Department of Transportation approved the Traffic Noise Report completed for the Apex Peakway Southwest Connector project. Traffic noise impacts and temporary construction noise impacts can be a consequence of transportation projects. The Traffic Noise Report utilized computer models created with the latest Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA’s) Traffic Noise Model software to predict noise levels and define impacted receptors (locations) along the proposed new roadway project. Five impacted residential receptors were identified. Noise abatement for each impacted receptor was found to be either not reasonable or not feasible. Please review the report for detailed information.

Neighborhood Meetings (February-March 2017)

In response to comments received at a public open house in December of 2016, the Town hosted additional meetings for those neighborhoods adjacent to the project, including: Shangri-La Mobile Home Park (February 20, 2017), Whitehall Manor (March 6, 2017), and Salem Village (March 14, 2017). During the meetings the project team reviewed the preliminary design of the Apex Peakway Southwest Connector project, discussed comments and responses received during the open house held in December, and offered an opportunity for attendees to ask any additional questions. 

View the presentation delivered at the neighborhood meetings

Public Open House (December 2016)

A public open house for the preliminary design was held on December 15, 2016. Materials from the open house are available below:

Evans Road Sidewalk

  • Lead Agency:  Town of Apex
  • Estimated Project Cost:  $400,000
  • Status:  Easement acquisition in progress
  • Estimated Completion:  Spring 2017
  • Vicinity Map (not the final drawings)
Sidewalk to be extended from Milano Avenue to Humie Olive Road (Apex Friendship High School/future Middle School).

NC55 Operational Improvements (U-5118 AE)

Adding turn lanes on Apex Peakway approaching NC 55 and Olive Chapel Road.

Lake Pine Drive Improvements (U-5537)

  • Lead Agency: Town of Apex
  • Estimated Project Cost:  $2,100,000 (includes federal & Town of Cary participation)
  • Status:  Right of way acquisition pending
  • Estimated Completion:  December 2017
  • Project Map (PDF)
Planning, design, and right of way acquisition to allow future expansion of Lake Pine Drive to a three-lane roadway with bicycle and pedestrian facilities at Apex Community Park. 


I40-440 Rebuild (Fortify NC)

The project, which is part of a 10-year mobility plan, requires rebuilding 11.5 miles of roadway in the southern section of I-40/440.

NC 540 Southeast Extension

The proposed Southeast Extension would extend the Triangle Expressway and complete the Raleigh Outer Loop (I-540).