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Work on American Tobacco Trail Pedestrian Tunnel Begins August 14

Post Date:08/10/2017 4:14 PM

From the Town of Cary:

Construction Scheduled on Portion of American Tobacco Trail

Pedestrian tunnel installation will facilitate Yates Store Road extension

  • Beginning August 14, construction of a pedestrian tunnel will affect a portion of the American Tobacco Trail at the Wake County/Chatham County line.
  • The trail will remain open during the work, which will take place daily between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m; flaggers will direct foot traffic as needed.
  • Visitors to the trail should expect temporary closures where the trail meets the extension of Yates Store Road through spring 2018.

Full News Release

CARY, NC – The construction of a pedestrian tunnel along a portion of the American Tobacco Trail at the Wake and Chatham county line could result in minor delays and temporary closures for visitors through spring 2018. The pedestrian tunnel is being installed to facilitate as part of plans to extend Yates Store Road across the American Tobacco Trail to East Ferrell Road. Work will take place Monday through Friday beginning August 14 between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. 

Signs will be posted on the trail and flaggers will be in place to direct traffic. The trail will close for short periods as needed to remove trees in the initial phase of work. The work is being performed by Oak City Contracting, the developer of the Montvale subdivision.

For more, visit American Tobacco Trail at And download Cary’s free Bike & Hike app from the Apple and Google Play stores (search: BikeHikeCary).


Primary Contacts

  • Paul Kuhn, Facilities Design and Construction Manager, (919) 469-4360
  • Carrie Roman, Public Information Specialist, (919) 481-5091
  • Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 380-4240

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