An image of the intersection of Edenton and Salisbury with a red light

Edenton Street Transit Bulb

Designed to improve access to transit

The project will construct a “transit bulb" for the westbound transit stop on W. Edenton Street, near its intersection with N. Salisbury Street, which serves both GoRaleigh and GoTriangle routes and has high ridership.

Project Details

 
Type:
Transportation Improvements
Project Lead:
Transportation - Transit Division
Contractors:
Ramey Kemp & Associates

Contact

 

Ryan Boivin
Transit Planner
919-996-4176

Lead Department:
Transportation
Service Unit:
Public Transportation

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Planning

Phase Complete

Lead Department:
Transportation

Design

Ramey Kemp & Associates started design on the transit bulb in March 2021. Due to the project's proximity to several facilities owned by the State of North Carolina, City staff are in coordination with the NC Department of Justice, NC Parking Office and the NC Department of Administration.

Lead Department:
Transportation

Construction

Phase details to come.

Lead Department:
Transportation

Complete

Phase details to come.

Lead Department:
Transportation

History

The Wake Transit Plan, which is supported by a half-cent sales tax passed by voters in November 2016, guides investment in public transit in Wake County. One of the four big moves of the Plan is to “Enhance Access to Transit." One of the key ideas of this is “Enhanced Customer Service.”

This project contributes to these goals by creating a comfortable place to wait for the bus at a high ridership stop serving local and regional routes. Although this will be the first transit bulb in Raleigh, they are widely used across the world to improve bus access, reduce congestion on sidewalks at active transit stops and improve traffic safety.

Transit bulbs are a section of sidewalk that extends from the curb of an existing parking lane to the edge of the adjacent through lane. There is limited shelter at the stop today due to space constraints. Adding a bulb will provide enough space for shelter amenities, improve ADA access, mitigate traffic conflicts between buses and private vehicles and will not obstruct the view of the adjacent historic North Caroline Department of Justice building.

Date Activity
October 2020 Planning Started
March 2021 Design Started
Fall 2021 Anticipated Design Complete
Fall 2021 Anticipated Project Bid
Winter 2021/2022 Anticipated Construction Begins
Spring 2022 Anticipated Project Complete