Rendering of Atlantic Avenue

Transit, Streets, and Sidewalks

Atlantic Avenue Improvement Project

We strive to make Raleigh’s roadways safe for all types of transportation.

The City of Raleigh is going to improve Atlantic Avenue between New Hope Church Road and Highwoods Boulevard. 

The proposed project will improve safety and make it easier for vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians to navigate this section of the corridor.

Improvements to the roadway will include:

  • A median with turn lanes;
  • Sidewalks; and,
  • A multi-use path.

Project Details

 
Type:
Streets
Budget:
$11.6 Million
Project Lead:
Roadway Design & Construction
Contractors:
AECOM (Design Consultant)

Contact

 

Chad Cantrell, PE
Project Manager
919-996-4173 

Comment Form

Lead Department:
Engineering Services
Participating Department:
Engineering ServicesTransportation

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Design

Updated Sept. 2

We had a virtual Advanced Design Touchpoint in June. The presentation is still available, and public comments and staff responses are posted below.

Advanced Design Survey Results

Public Comments & Responses from Advanced Design Touchpoint 

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Right of Way Acquisition

Updated July 9

The project is towards the end of the easement and right of way acquisition phase.

  • Survey crews completed the easement staking along the corridor.
  • Project design and construction plans are finalized.
  • The City's real estate team continues negotiations with property owners along the corridor.

We are advertising for construction bids through July 20, and a Pre-Construction Touchpoint is scheduled for late this summer. 

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Construction

Phase details coming soon.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Complete

Phase details coming soon.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Atlantic Avenue Improvement Project: Advanced Design

Public Art

The project will include a public art component. The City selected Durham artist David Wilson as the artist for this project. To learn more about the artist selected, and give your input visit the Atlantic Avenue Public Art Project page.

History

The Atlantic Avenue Widening Project is part of the Capital Improvement Program.

Key factors the City and our design consultants will consider during the design processes are:

  • The existing street is a four-lane undivided roadway with a sidewalk on the east side.
  • The intersection at Ingram Street has been a high-crash location historically, made difficult by rolling topography.
  • The east side of this section of Atlantic Avenue is mainly residential, and any widening will likely occur on the other side of the street.

 

Schedule

Date Activity
April 10, 2019 Pre-design Public Meeting
Sept. 2019 Preliminary Plans Public Meeting
June 2020 Design Plan Public Touchpoint
Summer 2020 City Council Project Presentation
Summer 2021 Complete Right of Way and Easement Acquisition
Summer 2021 Advertise for Construction Bids
Late Summer 2021 Award Construction Contract
Fall 2021 Pre-construction Meeting
Fall 2023 Project Complete

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