RALEIGH — A
project to replace a bridge on Green Level Church Road in west Cary is
detouring traffic to a route popular with cyclists, and the N.C. Department of Transportation reminds
motorists and cyclists alike to be aware of one another and share the road
safely during this time.
Green Level Church Road will be closed between Green Level
West and Roberts roads until next April. To get around the construction,
motorists are being detoured to Green Level West Road, Wimberly Road and Jenks
A portion of the offsite detour involves the NCDOT Mountains
to Sea Bike Route #2 on High House Road and Green Level West Road, a distance
of about 11 miles through Cary. The route appears on Cary’s
Town Bike and Hike Map. Green Level West Road is also a key link to the American Tobacco
Trail which traverses the Triangle region.
Additionally, it should be noted that the western end of the
White Oak Creek Greenway will be closed during the bridge replacement project.
Information about the greenway closure is available on the Town of Cary’s website.
NCDOT reminds travelers that bicycles are considered
vehicles in North Carolina, and have the same rights and responsibilities on
the road. The following tips can help ensure that motorists and cyclists share
the road safely:
Slow down and stay alert when passing a cyclist,
and leave 2-5 feet of space.
Don’t pass a cyclist if you will be making a
right turn immediately afterward – bicycles can travel up to 25 mph and can
Yield to oncoming bicyclists when turning left
at an intersection, just as you would a car.
Obey all traffic signs and signals including
stopping at stop signs and waiting at red lights.
Ride as close to the right side of the road as
practicable, unless avoiding a hazard.
Use proper hand signals to indicate when you’re
For more information about the Green Level Church Road
bridge replacement project, click here.
Google Map of Detour
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