Some projects are paid for by the North Carolina Department of Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) which receives funding through gas tax revenues. Other projects including but not limited to sidewalks, local roads like the Apex Peakway, and some intersection improvements are paid for by the Town.
The majority of local transportation projects are provided by developers as land is developed in response to the need for access and to serve increased traffic. The timing of North Carolina Department of Transportation and Town of Apex funded projects are typically tied to annual improvement programs. The timing of developer-funded projects is tied to the land being developed, so improvements are not implemented until development is underway.
Infrastructure construction costs vary with each particular situation. As conditions vary from one site to another, issues such as topography, location, permitting, engineering, surveying, land acquisition, and environmental constraints can drive the total construction costs well beyond the basic materials and labor cost.