The project's goal was to improve bicycle and pedestrian connectivity on Gorman Street between the Rocky Branch Trail at Ligon Street/Sullivan Drive and the Reedy Creek Trail at Hillsborough Street/Clark Avenue. In addition to connecting the trails, the project connects North Carolina State University and Meredith College. The project design includes:
- A two-way separated bicycle facility (also known as a cycle track) on the west side of the Gorman Street bridge over the North Carolina Railroad,
- A wide sidepath on the west side of Gorman Street north and south of the bridge,
- Improvements at the intersection of Hillsborough Street, Gorman Street, Faircloth Street, and Clark Avenue to facilitate improved bicycle and pedestrian crossing and access to the Reedy Creek Trail and Meredith College, and
- Improvements at the intersection of Gorman Street, Sullivan Drive, and Ligon Street, to facilitate improved bicycle and pedestrian crossing and access to the Rocky Branch Trail and North Carolina State University.
The project improves this section of the Art to Heart Corridor and the East Coast Greenway. The Art to Heart Corridor connects the North Carolina Museum of Art to downtown Raleigh, and the East Coast Greenway will ultimately be a shared-use trail connecting cities from Maine to Florida.
Bicycle and Pedestrian
- Project Lead:
Roadway Design & Construction
Fred Smith Company (Construction) Alta Planning + Design (Project Design Consultant)