Transit, Streets, and Sidewalks

Gorman Street Cycle Track

The project currently in design improves the connection between two greenway trails and college campuses. It will include:

  • A two way separated bicycle facility, also known as a cycle track) on the bridge over the North Carolina Railroad.
  • Improvements at the intersection of Hillsborough St., Gorman St., Faircloth St., and Clark Ave. to facilitate safe bicycle and pedestrian crossing and access to the Reedy Creek Trail.
  • Improvements at the intersection of Gorman St., Sullivan Dr., and Ligon St., to facilitate safe bicycle and pedestrian crossing and access to the Rocky Branch Trail.
  • The project forms a link in the Art to the Heart Corridor, linking Downtown Raleigh to the NC Museum of Art.
  • The project forms a link in the East Coast Greenway.
  • Construction is expected in 2017.

Project Details

 
Type:
Bicycle and Pedestrian
Budget:
$150,000
Contractors:
City of Raleigh Department of Transportation, Alta Planning + Design (Project Design Consultant), North Carolina State University (Partner), City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department (Partner), CACs: Wade, Hillsborough

Contact

 

Jason Myers

Lead Department:
Transportation Planning

Pre-Approval

This phase is complete.

Lead Department:
Transportation Planning

Programmed

This phase is complete.

Lead Department:
Transportation Planning

Planning

This phase is complete.

Lead Department:
Transportation Planning

Design

None.

Lead Department:
Transportation Planning

Right of Way Acquisition

Phase details coming soon.

Lead Department:
Transportation Planning

Construction

Phase details coming soon.

Lead Department:
Transportation Planning

Complete

Phase details coming soon.

Lead Department:
Transportation Planning

History

During planning for a project to construct 27 miles of on-street bicycle facilities using a federal CMAQ grant, the special nature of this segment of Gorman St. - which connects two greenway trails - was realized. Conceptual plans and rough cost estimates for a two-way curb-separated bicycle facility were developed. However, the CMAQ grant could not be used for hardscape construction. The city included capital funding to both design and build the project in its Capital Improvement Program.

Schedule

Date Activity
2014 Conceptual Plan Developed
January 2016 Design Contract Awarded
Spring 2016 LAPP Grant Awarded
May 16, 2016 25% Design Open House
Spring 2017 Award Construction Contract

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