Apex Peakway SW Connector

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 will require the permanent closure of Tingen Road at the existing at-grade railroad crossing, east of the project location, according to the Corridor Master Agreement with CSX and NCDOT. In the interim, a temporary traffic signal has been installed at the Tingen Road / Justice Heights Street intersection with South Salem Street.

  • Current Status: Final Design, Contracts, Permitting, and CSX Railroad Agreement Coordination
  • Lead Contact: Town of Apex, Russell Dalton, (919) 249-3358
  • Project included in 2021 Transportation Bond Referendum for construction funding gap
  • Estimated Construction: 2024 through 2026
  • Estimated Construction Cost: $30 million
  • Final Design Plans (July 2022)

Status Update (September 2023)

Updated environmental document approved by NCDOT; CSX Railroad agreement pending execution; utility relocation in progress. Final bid documents are in progress. Roadway construction is anticipated to begin in February 2024. 

Open House Information and Visualizations

Environmental Documentation (January 2018)

The environmental documentation requirements under National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) have been completed and approved. The full documentation can be found here: Approved Categorical Exclusion (PDF).

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