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

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



Chad Cantrell, PE
Project Manager

Comment Form

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


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


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

Crews installed temporary paving in a section of the corridor, and 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.

Curb, gutter and base asphalt placed for remainder of phase 1.  Shift in one-way traffic to allow for work within phase 2 on the south and east side of Yonkers Area 1.  Anticipate that large truck access to businesses will improve with shifting traffic to far side. 

The City’s contractor has been hard at work along Yonkers Road between Capital Boulevard and Raleigh Boulevard. The contractor removed the old asphalt in the westbound lane, stabilized the subgrade, installed the base pavement, and installed curb and gutter. Crews also installed the new underground stormwater system on that side of the street.

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


There will be a traffic shift to the eastbound lane in the coming weeks. During this time, the one-way eastbound traffic pattern will still be in place. Traffic can access Yonkers from Capital Blvd only in this section.

Phase two of the project is scheduled to start this summer.

Phase Contacts


Chad Cantrell, PE
Project Manager

Lead Department:
Engineering Services


Phase details coming soon.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services


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.


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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