Sidewalk, Bike, and Transit Projects

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Downtown Safe Routes to School and Transit Connections (BL-0047) - Safe Routes to School

This project addresses multiple high-priority safe routes to school for Baucom Elementary and Thales Academy K-5. This project will complete pedestrian routes to Baucom Elementary, Thales Academy K-5, GoApex Route 1 bus stops, GoCary Apex-Cary Express bus stops, and GoTriangle Route 305 bus stops. This project includes construction of pedestrian facilities along sections of Apex Peakway, Hillcrest Road, Cash Street, Pate Street, Hunter Street, and Ambergate Station. This project also includes pedestrian crossing improvements at the intersection of N Salem Street and Hunter Street. 

  • Status (02/01/24): Right of way appraisals and easement impacts evaluations in progress.
  • Lead Agency: Town of Apex, Adam Stephenson, (919) 249-3417
  • Status: 65% Design
  • Plans (PDF)

Hunter Street Sidewalk - Safe Routes to School

This project addresses a high-priority safe routes to school need by completing sidewalk along the north side of Hunter Street between N Salem Street and Pate Street. This sidewalk would complete a pedestrian route to Baucom Elementary School from the Bladestone Court area and the Salem Oaks neighborhood.

  • Status (02/01/24): Right of way appraisals and easement impacts evaluations in progress.
  • Lead Agency: Town of Apex, Adam Stephenson, (919) 249-3417
  • Status: 65% Design
  • Plans (PDF)

Saunders St & Hinton St Sidewalk (BL-0095) - Safe Routes to School

This project addresses a high-priority safe routes to school need by completing sidewalk along Hinton Street and Saunders Street. These sidewalks will complete a pedestrian route to Baucom Elementary School. 

  • Status (02/01/24): Right of way appraisals and easement impacts evaluations in progress.
  • Lead Agency: Town of Apex, Adam Stephenson, (919) 249-3417 
  • Status: 65% Design
  • Plans (PDF)

Laura Duncan Road Sidewalk - Safe Routes to School

This project will address a high-priority safe routes to school need by completing the sidewalk gap along the east side of Laura Duncan Road between Pinewood Drive and Knollwood Drive. This sidewalk will complete a pedestrian route to Apex High School.

GoApex Bus Stop Improvements & Pedestrian Connection

This project includes improvements to four bus stops along GoApex Route 1 as well as a sidewalk connection to a bus stop on James Street. The sidewalk connection includes sidewalk along the south side of James Street, sidewalk along the east side of E Williams Street, and a signalized pedestrian crosswalk across the south leg of the intersection of E Williams Street and James Street. Wake County is administering this project. This project is being partially funded by Community Development Block Grant funding.

  • Status (2/06/2024): Construction project awarded to contractor
  • Project Contact: Town of Apex, Jenna Shouse, 919-372-7509
  • Status: Construction contract pending approval
  • Estimated construction: Early 2024
  • Plans (PDF)

W Chatham Street Sidewalk (EB-6046) - Safe Routes to School

Concrete sidewalk will be constructed to complete the gap along the south side of W Chatham Street between Saunders Street and Hunter Street. This project also includes installation of a crosswalk across Hunter Street at the intersection with NC 55. The purpose of this project is to improve connectivity to downtown Apex, multi-family residences, and Baucom Elementary school. The sidewalk project will be constructed in conjunction with a planned water line replacement.

  • Status (02/01/24):  NCDOT requiring plans & specs to be updated to their newly adopted 2024 Standard Specifications; change order pending to revise plans.
  • Lead Agency: Town of Apex, Russell Dalton, (919) 249-3358
  • Status: Property acquisition in progress
  • Estimated Construction: Fall 2024
  • Project Map (PDF)
  • Plans (PDF)

N Hughes Street Sidewalk - Safe Routes to School

This project will address a high-priority safe routes to school need by completing the sidewalk gap between E Chatham St and the Apex Community Center. This sidewalk will complete a pedestrian route to Apex Middle School.

  • Status (02/01/24): Preliminary design plans in progress. 
  • Lead Agency: Town of Apex, Adam Stephenson, (919) 249-3417
  • Status: Preliminary Design
  • Estimated Completion: Late 2024/Early 2025

S Mason Street Sidewalk - Safe Routes to School

This project will address a high-priority safe routes to school need by completing the sidewalk gap between E Moore St and E Chatham St. This sidewalk will complete a pedestrian route to Apex Middle School.

  • Status (02/01/24): Preliminary design plans in progress.
  • Lead Agency: Town of Apex, Adam Stephenson, (919) 249-3417
  • Status: Preliminary Design
  • Estimated Completion: Late 2024/Early 2025

Tingen Road Bicycle & Pedestrian Bridge (BO-2416)

The Tingen Road crossing of CSX RR is required to be permanently closed under the Town's Corridor Master Agreement with CSX and NCDOT once the Apex Peakway Southwest Connector Bridge is open to traffic in 2027.  In order to plan for the possibility of future bicycle and pedestrian connectivity across the railroad tracks in this location, the project will first conduct a feasibility study to evaluate bridge design options and select a preferred alternative.  The feasibility study will inform the Town to make a decision on whether or not to move forward with final design plans and pursue construction funding.

  • Status (02/09/24): Feasibility study scoping in progress; construction is not funded.
  • Lead Agency: Town of Apex, Russell Dalton, (919) 249-3358
  • Status: Preliminary Design
  • Estimated Design Completion: 2027