A section of the Blue Ridge Road plan map.

Transit, Streets, and Sidewalks

Blue Ridge Road Widening Project

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

The purpose of this project is to provide a functional and safer multi-modal corridor for vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians along the Blue Ridge Road corridor from Duraleigh Road to Crabtree Valley Avenue.

The project will widen a segment of Blue Ridge Road from Duraleigh Road to Crabtree Valley Avenue to three lanes with:

  • Curb and gutter;
  • Pedestrian culvert,
  • Sidewalks; and,
  • A multi-use path.

Project Details

 
Type:
Streets
Budget:
$14 million
Project Lead:
Roadway Design & Construction
Contractors:
Kimley Horn (Design Consultant)

Contact

 

Reuben Moore, PE
Project Manager
(919) 996-4171

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Lead Department:
Engineering Services

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Design

Updated Oct. 6

We are in the right-of-way and easement acquisition phase of the of the project.

Next Steps

 

We are scheduled to advertise the project for construction bids winter, 2021. 

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Engineering Services

Construction

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Public Art

The project will include a public art component. Public art along this corridor will include stand-alone or integrated art, which may include a stand-alone sculpture, artwork sited at stormwater catchment site(s), and/or artwork integrated into pedestrian paving, lighting, benches/bike racks or other site elements. The artist will work closely with the design team, project stakeholders, and neighborhood groups to ensure a successful outcome. The artists selected for this project are Angelina Marino-Heidel and Joe Heidel.

Find out more about the public art coming to this project.

Project Details

The Blue Ridge Road Widening Project was prioritized in the Capital Improvement Program, as a major street project.

The roadway connects a major hospital and shopping center. Along with those two anchors, Blue Ridge is fronted by both single-family residences and apartment complexes. Towards the North-Eastern end, the road is intersected by a heavily used greenway. 

The project will widen Blue Ridge Road from Duraleigh Road to Crabtree Boulevard to a two-lane divided multimodal roadway.

While maintaining one lane of traffic in each direction, most of the project will include a center turn lane. There is one section with a large curve that will have a raised median. A sidewalk will be located on one side of the roadway and a multi-use path on the other, creating a connection to the House Creek Greenway. Transit stops will be improved along the corridor and made shelter-ready. There will also be a  pedestrian culvert under Blue Ridge Road that connects to House Creek Greenway.

Schedule

Summer July-Sept | Fall- Oct.-Dec. |Winter Jan-March | Spring April-June
Date Activity
July 12, 2018 Early Designs Public Meeting (25% plan)
May 20, 2019 Advanced Design Public Meeting (65% Plan)
August 2019 City Council Presentation
June 2020 - May 2021 Right of Way and Easement Acquisition
Winter 2021 Advertise for Construction Bids
Spring 2021 Start Construction
Fall 2023 Project Completion

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