Neighbors of the future Wake County Apex Main EMS Station can get an update on plans for the new building and learn how it will enhance emergency response at a community meeting on Thursday, Sept. 21.
The meeting will take place from 6–8 p.m. at Apex Public Safety Station 5, 2050 Kelly Road, in Apex. Residents are invited to drop in anytime to view site and building plan displays and learn about the preliminary construction schedule. Staff will be available to answer any questions.
“We’re lucky in Wake County to have one of the best EMS systems around,” said Shinica Thomas, chair, Wake County Board of Commissioners. “This new station will enhance response times and enable our team to continue to provide Wake County residents with the high level of emergency care they need and expect.”
Wake County EMS currently operates out of its West Williams Street station, which will be demolished to make room for the widening of N.C. 55 through the center of town.
The 4,300-square-foot station will be built next to Apex Public Safety Station 5. This location will address population growth to the west of Apex, and it will make it easier for emergency vehicles to access major traffic corridors, including Highway 540, Kelly Road, Apex Barbecue Road and Olive Chapel Road.
The facility will initially be staffed by one unit but will have three ambulance bays to accommodate future growth.
Construction is expected to begin in winter of 2023 and wrap up in winter 2024.