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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.