Yonkers Road design drawing

Transit, Streets, and Sidewalks

Yonkers Road Improvements Project

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

This project will reconstruct the roadway to a two-lane, curb-and-gutter section with a multi use path on the south side from Capital Boulevard to New Bern Avenue, creating connectivity to New Bern Avenue, Capital Boulevard, and the Crabtree Creek Greenway.

We will replace the existing pavement along the roadway and install a multi-use path for pedestrians and bicycle traffic, providing a connection to the Crabtree Creek Greenway Trail on the west side of the project.

We will also install several bioretention facilities along the roadway to treat pollutants within stormwater runoff before the water enters local waterways.

Project Details

 
Type:
Streets
Budget:
$14.9 Million
Project Lead:
Roadway Design & Construction
Contractors:
RK&K (Consultant), Carolina Sunrock (Construction Contractor)

Contact

 

Chad Cantrell, PE
Project Manager
919-996-4173

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

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Design

On Nov. 5, 2019, City Council awarded the construction contract to Carolina Sunrock.

Next Steps

 

A pre-construction public meeting is scheduled form mid-December 2019.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Construction

Updated Aug. 6

Carolina Sunrock started construction in early January. The first area of work is between Capital Boulevard and Raleigh Boulevard. 

Yonkers Road, between Capital Boulevard and Raleigh Boulevard, was changed to one-way eastbound traffic only in March. Westbound traffic is directed to an offsite detour

The City’s contractor has been hard at work along Yonkers Road between Capital Boulevard and Raleigh Boulevard. The base pavement in section one is complete, and most of the new curb and gutter is in place. Crews have started to construct the curb walls for the bioretention basins, and grading operations for the multi-use path are underway.

Private utility crews have moved to section two, between Raleigh Boulevard and New Bern Avenue, to begin their utility relocation work.

Crews installed the storm drain system on the east and south side of the roadway, and the one-way traffic was shifted to the other side of the roadway in June.

Westbound traffic detour map for Yonkers Road

New Temporary traffic pattern for Yonkers Rd. One-way eastbound traffic only between Capital Blvd and Raleigh Blvd. Traffic can access Yonkers from Capital Blvd only in this section.

Next Steps

 

Crews will install the remainder of curb and gutter along section one, continue work on the bioretention basin walls, and install asphalt along the new multi-use path.

Phase two of the project is scheduled to start  late-summer.

Phase Contacts

 

Chad Cantrell, PE
Project Manager
919-996-4173

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Complete

Phase details coming soon.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

July 2020 - Crews work on the subgrade along the corridor in preparation for the base asphalt planned for later this month.

Crews enlarged the culvert across a section of Yonkers Road.

The contractor used this Power Curber to install long sections of curb along Yonkers Road. 

New Curb was installed on Yonkers Road.

Grading operations for the multi-use path on Yonkers Road. Next up, asphalt.

Project Details

The pavement along Yonkers Road has degraded. The project will reconstruct the pavement and provide a more structurally sound roadway.

Yonkers Road has no pedestrian or bicycle connectivity. The project includes the installation of a multi-use path, creating connectivity to New Bern Avenue, Capital Boulevard, and the Crabtree Creek Greenway. The addition of the path allows more transportation options for people who work along the corridor.

The project also includes several bioretention facilities along the roadway to treat pollutants within stormwater runoff before the water enters local waterways.

Schedule

Summer = July-Sept. | Fall = Oct.-Dec. | Winter = Jan.-March | Spring = April-June
Date Activity
May 12, 2016 Preliminary Plans Public Meeting (25% plan)
April 2018 Design Plan Public Meeting (65% Plan)
Spring 2019 Complete Right of Way Acquisition
July 2019 Advertise for Construction Contract
Sept. 2019 Award Construction Contract
Dec. 18, 2019 Pre-Construction Meeting
Jan. 2020 Area One Construction to Start
Summer 2020 Area Two Construction to Start
Late Fall 2020 Area Three Construction to start
Fall 2021 Project Complete

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