A bridge alternative
Cary is considering building a bridge over the train tracks on Harrison Avenue. But has anyone considered simply extending the passenger platform at the depot several hundred feet toward Hillsboro street?
The problem with the train blocking Harrison is basically one train car length. This solution could easily accommodate it.
It would not appear as a Band-Aid fix, it could be done quickly at very low cost, and there would be money for other downtown development projects. Harrison Avenue would no longer be affected by the train.
Cary would have to work with Amtrak, but it should be a successful partnership if the town pays for the work.