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 Berkley Lake Road.

We want Barwell Road to be safe and 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)

Upcoming Events

 
  • Dec
    19
    6:00PM • Thursday

    Barwell Road Improvement Project Public Meeting

    Barwell Road Community Center
    Add to Calendar 2019-12-19 18:00:00 2019-12-19 19:30:00 Barwell Road Improvement Project Public Meeting Improvements to Barwell Road are planned from Rock Quarry Road to Berkeley Lake Road, including the realignment of Pearl Road. We are having the second public meeting for this project. There will be a brief presentation, after which residents and property owners will have the opportunity to view the plans and ask questions. Improvements to the road include: Designated turn lanes; Sidewalks; A multi-use-path; and, The realignment of the Pearl Road intersection. 5857 Barwell Park Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610 City of Raleigh Sean Driskill, PE Project Manager 919-996-4106 America/New_York public

Contact

 

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

Public Comment Form

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

Design

Updated Oct. 18

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.

Justification to Support Alternative 1

  • 75 percent of the individuals participating in the public meeting survey supported Alternative 1.
  • There are fewer conflict points on the west side of the road for cyclists, thus supporting the MUP on that side of the road.
  • There are existing sections of sidewalk on the east side of the road. We will fill in the missing sidewalk gaps and install new ramps. This will provide cost savings to the project relative to the other proposed alternatives.

Next Steps

 

Dec. 19, 2019, is the City’s second public meeting about the upcoming improvements to Barwell Road.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Right of Way Acquisition

Phase details coming soon.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Construction

Phase details coming soon.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Complete

Phase details coming soon.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

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.

Schedule

Date Activity
April 23, 2019 Pre-design Public Meeting
Dec. 19, 2019 Design Public Meeting
Spring 2020 Advanced Design Meeting
Summer 2020 City Council Project Presentation
Late Fall 2020 Complete Right of Way and Easement Acquisition
Winter 2021 Advertise for Construction Bids
Winter 2021 Award Construction Contract
Spring 2021 Pre-construction Meeting
Spring 2023 Project Complete

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