Drone image of a section of Blue Ridge Road before construction stared

Transportation

Blue Ridge Road Widening - South

From from Duraleigh Road to Homewood Banks Drive

About the Project 

The purpose of this project is to provide a safer street for vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians along the Blue Ridge Road corridor from Duraleigh Road to Homewood Banks Drive. 

The project includes:

  • Curb and gutter;
  • Sidewalks; and,
  • A multi-use path.

Project Details

 
Type:
Streets
Contractors:
Carolina Sunrock LLC (Construction Contractor) and Kimley Horn (Design Consultant)

Contact

 

Project Manager
Dennis Trujillo
dennis.trujillo@raleighnc.gov

Division Manager
Sylvester Percival, PE
Sylvester.Percival@raleighnc.gov

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

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Construction

Construction Updates  

July 11, 2024

The City's construction contractor has started work along Blue Ridge Road. Most of the erosion control and tree protection are now in place, and clearing crews are working on tree and brush removal. During this work, there may be lane closures. 

Construction activity at the Home Wood Banks Drive Intersection

Crews are installing the new stormwater system at the Home Wood Banks Drive intersection. While construction is underway, we need to restrict parking along Home Wood Banks Drive. There will be no parking along the street from the construction fencing up to Blue Ridge Road. We need to keep this area free of parked cars so crews can complete the improvements to this intersection.  

A significant change is underway at the Home Wood Banks Drive intersection on Blue Ridge Road. Once the project is finished, this intersection will have a roundabout. A temporary 3-way stop will be implemented while the crews work and complete the new roundabout. To ensure everyone is prepared, message boards will be placed ahead of the stop signs, alerting traffic to the new required stop at this intersection. The installation of the stop signs will follow in the coming weeks.

As the construction progresses along Blue Ridge Road, we remain committed to keeping you informed. Updates like this one are part of our ongoing effort to ensure you are aware of the project's status and any changes that may affect you. 

Our team understands that construction can be disruptive, and we appreciate your patience.
 

June 2024

The City's survey team has started marking the construction limits, and you may see some new staking in your yard. These stakes will help contractors locate the different types of easements we have acquired along the project.

The construction contract has finished routing and Carolina Sunrock, the construction contractor, is allowed to start work on June 17. The first few weeks expect crews to install construction fencing and erosion control. Once that work is complete the clearing operations will start.

Want to stay up to date on construction news? send your email to tiffanie.mazanek@raleighnc.gov and we will add you to our email listing for this project.  

Project Update - April-May 2024

We held the two Pre-Construction meetings, one on April 24, and the other on May 23. 

Pre-Construction Meeting Materials 

Pre-Construction PowerPoint presentation 
Final Roadway Plans

When  will construction start?

City Council awarded the construction bid to Carolina Sunrock LLC. on March 5, 2024. Currently the construction contract is routing. This process can take between a month or two. We look to start construction in early June 2024. 

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Schedule

Date Activity
June 2020 - December 2021Right of Way and Easement Acquisition
Spring Through Fall 2023Private Utility Relocation - Currently Ongoing
December 2023 & January 2024Advertise for Construction Bids - Southern Section
April 24, 2024Pre-Construction meeting
May 23, 2024Second Pre-Construction Meeting
June 2024Start Construction - Southern Section
Spring 2026Project Completion - Southern Section