Carolina Pines Avenue

Transit, Streets, and Sidewalks

Carolina Pines Avenue Improvement Project

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

We will make improvements to Carolina Pines Avenue from Lake Wheeler Road to South Saunders Street.

This project will improve mobility and connectivity for pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular traffic while improving safety throughout this important corridor.

Improvements included in the project are:

  • A sidewalk on the north side of the street;
  • A multi-use path on the south side of the street;
  • Traffic calming measures, including roundabouts;
  • Stormwater control;
  • Consolidated transit stops;
  • Landscaping; and,
  • Curb and gutter.

 

Project Details

 
Type:
Streets
Budget:
$16 Million
Contractors:
Lochner Inc. (Design Consultant)

Contact

 

Amy Billings, PE
Project Manager
919-996-4103

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

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Design

Updated Dec. 4

The advanced design plans are being finalized. 

Next Steps

 

An advanced design touchpoint is scheduled to take place in January or early February 2021.

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

Project History

Carolina Pines Avenue has a mix of single family and multi-family residences. The current roadway lacks pedestrian and bicycle connections to nearby Carolina Pines Park.

Based on public feedback from public meetings, other public engagement opportunities, and internal discussions, we are moving forward with design Alternative 2. (Both alternatives are linked below.) This design includes a sidewalk on the north side of the street and a multi-use path on the south side. It also eliminates the bike lanes adjacent to the travel lanes and creates a buffer for the multi-use path. This option also has less right of way impact to property owners due to a narrower roadway footprint.

Justification to support Alternative 2

  • 93 percent of the public comments we received supported a multi-use path over bike lanes;
  • 68 Percent of the public comments received supported traffic calming measures along the roadway;
  • There was strong support for a roundabout at the intersection of Granite Street; and
  • We also received strong support for a roundabout at the Lake Wheeler Road intersection.

Public Art

The project will include a public art component. The City selected Gabriel Eng-Goetz as the artist for this project. To learn more about the project, the artist selected, and give your input visit the Carolina Pines Avenue Public Art Project page.

Schedule

Date Activity
April 25, 2019 Pre-design Public Meeting
Nov. 4, 2019 Preliminary Plans Public Meeting
Late Jan. or Early Feb. 2021 Advanced Design Public Touchpoint
Feb. 2021 City Council Project Presentation
Summer 2021 Complete Right of Way and Easement Acquisition
Summer 2021 Advertise for Construction Bids
Fall 2021 Pre-construction Meeting
Fall 2023 Project Complete

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