Image of Barwell Road before construction

Transit, Streets, and Sidewalks

Barwell Road Improvement Project

Our goal is to make Barwell Road safe for all modes of transportation.

The City is widening Barwell Road from Rock Quarry Road to Berkeley Lake Road.

We want Barwell Road to be safe, convenient, and comfortable for all modes of transportation. Improvements to the road include:

  • Designated Two-Way Left Turn Lanes;
  • Sidewalks;
  • Multi-Use-Path;
  • Transit Improvements; and,
  • Realignment of the Pearl Road Intersection.

Project Details

 
Type:
Streets
Budget:
$10.8 Million
Project Lead:
Roadway Design & Construction
Contractors:
SEPI Engineering (Design Consultant)

Contact

 

Sean C. Driskill, PE
Project Manager
919-996-4106

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Lead Department:
Engineering Services
Service Unit:
Roadway Design and Construction

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Design

The design phase of the project is complete.
Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Right of Way Acquisition

Updated Winter 2022

We are in the Right of Way Acquisition phase of the project. Property owners along the corridor should have received survey notification letters in mid-October, 2021.   

Crews have finished placing survey flags in yards and along the corridor.

What Flag Colors Represent:

  • Purple = Right of way needed
  • Orange = Existing Right of Way
  • Red/Black striped = Permanent drainage easement needed (These areas may include installing drainage pipes, catch basins, drainage inlets, and drainage ditches.)
  • Green = Temporary construction easement needed (We will only utilize these easements during construction.) 
  • Red = Electric utility easement
  • Blue/White Striped = Driveway Easement
  • Blue = Permanent Slope Easement

The City requests that all stakes stay in place until the property owners have met with the City's Real Estate Analyst, Melanie Leach.

The design process is still moving forward. Our team is working towards the final designs. You may see our team along the corridor as we finalize the construction plans. We are scheduled to complete design plans this spring and have a Pre-Construction Meeting in mid 2022.

This phase is anticipated to take six to eight months to complete.

Have Questions?

For questions about the project design, contact the Project Manager, Sean Driskill

For questions about the real estate process, contact the Real Estate Analyst, Melanie Leach.  

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Construction

Phase details coming soon.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Complete

Phase details coming soon.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Schedule

Date Activity
April 23, 2019 Pre-design Public Meeting
Dec. 19, 2019 Design Public Meeting
Summer 2020 Advanced Design Meeting
Fall 2020 City Council Project Presentation
Spring 2022 Complete Right of Way and Easement Acquisition
Spring 2022 Advertise for Construction Bids
Summer 2022 Pre-Construction Meeting
Summer 2024 Project Completion

Past Public Engagement

Advanced Public Touchpoint - Summer 2020

Based on public feedback from the April 23, public meeting, other public engagement opportunities, and internal discussion and evaluation of both alternatives, we are moving forward with design Alternative 1. This design alternative includes 6-ft sidewalk along the east side of the road and a 10-ft multi-use-path (MUP) on the west side of the roadway.

Barwell Road Advanced Design Presentation

History

The Barwell Road Widening Project is part of the City’s Capital Improvement Program. Barwell Road is almost exclusively residential and includes the Barwell Road Elementary School and Community Center complex. These improvements will help improve pedestrian and bicycle accessibility from the surrounding properties to the school/park complex.

Public Art

The Barwell Road Project will include a public art component. The City selected UrbanRock Design as the artist for this project.  To learn more about the project, the artist selected, and give your input visit the Barwell Road Public Art Project page.

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