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Western Wake reduces confusing mix of Green Level WHATEVER road names

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You might think, when you drive through farms and subdivisions west of Cary and Apex, that all roads lead to Green Level -- because there are at least three roads with some variation of "Green Level" in their names.

Roads in this part of western Wake change their names frequently, but only slightly. Now, with the support of Cary officials, the Wake County commissioners have taken a step to reduce the confusion.

Effective March 1, Green Level to Durham Road (State Road 1625) will lose its identity to become part of Green Level Church Road. And a section of Alston Avenue (State Road 1630) also will take the same name.

As a result, Green Level Church Road (State Road 1600) will extend for nine miles north from U.S. 64 -- crossing Green Level Road West (State Road 1605), passing the Baptist church that is its namesake, crossing O'Kelly Chapel Road (State Road 1628), and ending on N.C. 55 just north of the Durham County line.

Public safety and emergency services agencies pushed for the change to make it easier for fire departments and other agencies find the right addresses quickly. The action will create new street addresses for 86 homes and businesses in Cary and rural Wake County.


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What about the portion of

What about the portion of the current Green Level Church Rd that extends west (the part new the State Road 1600 marker on your map)? Will that change to a new name or will Green Level Church Rd run north and south and have a branch going east and west?

That's a map error ...

.. beyond my control. Google and some other maps incorrectly mark this as Green Level Church Road.  I think it used to carry that name, but now it is called -- I promise -- Morrisville Parkway.  Green Level Church Road runs only north-south.


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Bruce Siceloff reports on traffic and transportation. A News & Observer reporter, editor and blogger since 1976, he took over the Road Worrier column in 2003. Lately he drives I-40 with the cruise control set at 68 mph. You can e-mail Bruce, call him at 919-829-4527, check out his Crosstown Traffic blog or follow him (@Road_Worrier) on Twitter.