Transit, Streets, and Sidewalks

Buck Jones Road Widening Project

Improving mobility and connectivity for pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular traffic

Project Scope: From Farm Gate Road to Xebec Way.

Street improvements include:

  • Two proposed, at Farm Gate Road and Bashford Road;
  • A center turn lane for adequate turning traffic storage at the remaining intersections along the corridor;
  • Marked bicycle lanes;
  • Curbs and gutters;
  • Culvert replacement near Bashford Road;
  • New streetlights;
  • Sidewalks on both sides of the roadway;
  • Transit stops were upgraded to include marked crosswalks and pedestrian refuge islands at mid-block crossings; and,
  • A sidewalk installed on the west side of Buck Jones from Farm Gate to the existing bridge overpass of I-40.

 

Project Details

 
Type:
Streets
Budget:
$8,165,000
Project Lead:
Roadway Design & Construction
Contractors:
URS Corporation North Carolina (Project Design Consultant), Carolina Sunrock, LLC (Construction Contractor)
Lead Department:
Budget and Management Services
Service Unit:
Roadway Design and Construction

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Construction

This phase is complete.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Complete

Posted Nov. 27

Carolina Sunrock, the City’s contractor, has completed the project. The landscape contractor will plant some more trees this fall and continue to water trees and shrubs planted along the corridor for one year.

The City installed benches and trash cans at transit stops along the corridor. The City’s Transportation Department is monitoring the ridership numbers along the corridor and will install shelters at stops that warrant them later.

Buck Jones Roundabouts: 

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Lead Department:
Engineering Services

History

The Buck Jones Road widening project is part of the 2005 Road Bond approved by voters of the City of Raleigh. Initial design funding for the project was authorized by the Raleigh City Council as part of the 2008-09 Capital Improvement Program. Construction funding was a combination of annual allocations through the CIP program, plus an additional $4 million through the 2013 transportation bond.

This road is classified as a minor thoroughfare in the City's 2030 Comprehensive Plan. The existing roadway is primarily a two-lane roadway with inadequate turn lane accommodations at some intersections.

Existing Traffic Volume: 10,400 vehicles per day

Projected Traffic Forecast: 12,800 vehicles per day (2035)

Schedule

Date Activity
November 2, 2010 Corridor Public Meeting - 25% Design Plans
January 1, 2014 Design Public Meeting - 65% Design Plans
June - 2013 Design Public Meeting - 90% Design Plans
October 1, 2013 Design Public Meeting - 90% Design Plans
December 2015 Complete Right of Way and Easement Acquisition
May 2016 Advertise for Construction Contract
August 2016 Award Construction Contract
Fall 2018 Project Completion

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