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 June 9

Traffic Shift:

The contractor shifted traffic to the new pavement on the left side of the roadway in April. This new traffic pattern is expected to stay in place through the summer.
Access for westbound traffic along Yonkers Road remains closed at New Bern Avenue and from all businesses along this portion of the project. Please follow all detour signs for the westbound traffic detour.

There are three areas of construction for this project.

  • Area One – Between Capital Boulevard and Raleigh Boulevard
  • Area Two – Between Raleigh Boulevard the I-440 ramp
  • Area Three – Between the I-440 Ramp and New Bern Avenue

We are currently working in in Area Three

Yonkers Road is in a one-way traffic pattern between the I-440 ramp and New Bern Avenue. This traffic shift allows the contractor to rebuild the road while allowing access to businesses along the corridor. The offsite westbound detour map is posted below.

Construction Activity

  • Grading operations continue;
  • Curb and gutter installation; and,
  • Paving operations.

Phase Three Detour Information 

The New Bern Avenue entrance onto Yonkers Road is now closed to all traffic.

If you are coming from I-440 traveling west, stay on I-440 to the Brentwood Road exit and follow detour signs to Raleigh Boulevard to Yonkers Road.

From New Bern Avenue, take the I-440 exit toward Durham to the Brentwood Road exit and follow detour signs to Raleigh Boulevard to Yonkers Road.

The eastbound traffic lane of Yonkers Road is open along the entire roadway, and traffic can still exit from Yonkers Road onto New Bern Avenue.

Both lanes of Yonkers Road are open to traffic between Capital Boulevard and the I-440 ramp.

This detour is scheduled to last from January 2021 through September 2021.

Yonkers Road Detour Map phase three, Details of detour are in text format on website in construction section

Next Steps

 
  • Continue grading operations in phase three;
  • Complete stormwater relocations; and,
  • Paving operations.

We understand that construction is an inconvenience, and we appreciate your patience. Please stay alert in the work zone and drive carefully along this busy corridor. 

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.

Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI)

When we install new sidewalks, bike paths, and widen streets, we place more impervious surfaces throughout Raleigh. More impervious surfaces can lead to more pollution. We strive to keep Raleigh green but also give the people of Raleigh a safe multi-modal transportation system. That is why we try and incorporate green stormwater infrastructure into our projects.

The design plans for the Yonkers Road Improvement Project include several bioretention areas along the corridor.  A bioretention area is a planted area that collects and cleans stormwater runoff from paved surfaces, like roads and sidewalks. The plants and soil in the area slow down the water and filter out pollution before it reaches a storm drain or creek.

Learn more about

Roadway Bioretention Areas

Green Stormwater Infrastructure

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
Sept. 8 Area Two Construction to Start
Winter 2021 Area Three Construction to start
Fall 2021 Project Complete

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