Proposed pedestrian bride over Wade Ave.

Transit, Streets, and Sidewalks

Blue Ridge Rd. Bike/Ped Improvements Project

We are dedicated to improving bicycle and pedestrian connectivity in Raleigh.

We are making improvements to the bike and pedestrian infrastructure along Blue Ridge Road from just north of Trinity Road to Reedy Creek Road. 

The Blue Ridge Road Bicycle & Pedestrian Improvement Project is an implementation step of the Blue Ridge Road District Study.

The City is completing the project in two phases. Phase I was the planning and development stage of the project. Phase I of the project included public involvement, which helped to dictate the preliminary plans for the project.

The project is now in phase II. Phase II of the project includes completing final design plans through construction.

The Scope of the project includes:

  • 10’ multi-use path (MUP) on the west side of Blue Ridge Road from approximately 390’ north of Trinity Road to the northwest quadrant of the westbound on/off-ramps to/from Wade Avenue intersection.
  • 10’ MUP from the existing 6’ sidewalk along the frontage of the North Carolina Museum of Art extending to the westbound Wade Avenue off-ramp. Pedestrians will then cross Blue Ridge Road and continue south towards a prefabricated pedestrian bridge over Wade Avenue.
  • A protected intersection at Reedy Creek.

Project Details

 
Type:
Bicycle and Pedestrian
Budget:
$7.8 million
Project Lead:
Roadway Design & Construction
Contractors:
City of Raleigh Department of Transportation , A. Morton Thomas & Associates, Inc. (Project Design Consultant), Northwest and West (CACs)

Contact

 

Beth Quinn, PE
Project Manager
919-996-3542

Jason Myers

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

Planning

This phase is complete.

Lead Department:
Transportation

Design

The phase II design contract was awarded by City Council on August 20, 2019.

The proposed improvements for phase II of the project include:

  • A pedestrian bridge over Wade Avenue;
  • A multi-use path;
  • New sidewalk; and, 
  • A protected intersection at Reedy Creek Road. 

We had a public meeting about the proposed improvements on Feb. 3, 2020. Not able to make the meeting? That's okay, all meeting materials are posted below, and public comments are being accepted at https://publicinput.com/T000, through Feb. 24.

Your feedback is important to us. We consider the comments and responses to the online survey, and our design team does their best to address them.

Please provide all feedback before Feb. 24. 

Next Steps

 

The team will start fine tuning the preliminary design plans. 

Phase Contacts

 

Beth Quinn, PE
Project Manager
919-996-3542

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Construction

Phase details coming soon.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Complete

Phase details coming soon.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Schedule

Date Activity
August 2012 Adopted District Plan
July 8, 2016 Walking Audit with Corridor Stakeholders
September 15, 2016 Appearance Commission and Parks, Recreation, and Greenway Advisory Board Presentations
September 19, 2016 Bicycle & Pedestrians Advisory Commission Presentation
Fall 2016 Preliminary Design and Cost Estimate
October 2016 LAPP Funding Application Due
Spring 2017 Project did not earn 2018 LAPP funding
Summer 2017 Project did not earn 2018 LAPP funding
Summer 2018 Becomes Roadway Design & Construction Project
Feb. 3, 2020 Preliminary Plan Public Meeting
Late Spring 2020 Design Plan Public Meeting

History

The Blue Ridge Road Bicycle/Pedestrian Improvement Project is an implementation step of the Blue Ridge Road District Study.

The City is completing the project in two phases. Phase I included the design concepts for pedestrian and bicycle facilities in the corridor, including right-of-way and construction estimates, project delivery schedules, and potential funding sources. Public involvement was critical during this phase and input dictated the selection of a preferred alternative.

The project is now in Phase II, which includes the final design and construction of roadway and sidewalk improvements.

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