Five Points Glenwood Avenue

Five Points Streetscape and Safety Study

Improving transportation, safety, and traffic in Five Points

The primary objective of the study will be to conduct alternatives analysis and functional design of potential intersection improvements for Five Points and within a few hundred feet of the intersection, including Glenwood Avenue, Fairview Road, Whitaker Mill Road, Glenn Avenue, and White Oak Road.

A secondary objective will be to conduct a streetscape design process, with full community engagement for the same area. This work would provide a conceptual design for the area, but not a full design and or construction plans.

A third objective will be to complete analysis and functional design of a sidewalk and/or neighborhood bikeway between the Crabtree Creek Greenway Trail and Five Points.

Five Points Streetscape and Safety Study Kickoff Meeting Presentation

As part of Five Points engagement, the City put out a community survey for the kickoff meeting and received more than 800 responses. Thank you to all of those who participated. View the survey results

Project Details

 
Type:
Transportation Improvements
Project Lead:
Jason Myers
Contractors:
Kittelson & Associates

Contact

 

Jason Myers

Lead Department:
Transportation
Participating Department:
Planning and DevelopmentEngineering Services
Service Unit:
Transportation Planning

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Strategy

Pending

Next Steps

 

As part of Five Points engagement, the City put out a community survey for the kickoff meeting and received more than 800 responses. Thank you to all of those who participated. View the survey results

Phase Contacts

 

Jason Myers

Lead Department:
Transportation

History

From Downtown Raleigh to St. Mary’s Street, Glenwood Avenue is surrounded by urban fabric developed before World War II, when the area was served by a streetcar line. The street is “complete” in that it has sidewalks and curb and gutter. However, there are still many challenges and opportunities for improvement in this section, especially for enhancing pedestrian crossings and transit access. At the Five Points intersection, the unique geometry combined with the volumes of turning vehicles both creates challenges. Both north and south of Five Points, the distance between traffic signals and other dedicated pedestrian crossings is also an issue.

The Wake Transit Plan designated Glenwood Avenue as a recommended frequent transit corridor. An additional opportunity for improvement is enhancing the connection to the nearby Crabtree Creek Greenway Trail. After construction of the programmed Oxford Road sidewalk project, there will be a gap in the sidewalk system approximately 0.4 miles long along the shortest path between the greenway and Five Points.

In recent years, there have been several high-profile traffic crashes, often involving excessive speed. These have occurred at a time when many more people wish to walk, bike, and use transit for transportation and during a time of business growth in Five Points. City Council requested and approved this project to address these concerns.

The purpose of the project is to develop strategies and projects to improve transportation outcomes, particularly safety and access around the Five Points intersection. The project is expected to take approximately 12 months.

Schedule

Pending

Five Points Streetscape and Safety Study Survey Results

As part of Five Points engagement, the City put out a community survey for the kickoff meeting and received more than 800 responses. Thank you to all of those who participated. View the survey results