Transit, Streets, and Sidewalks

Leesville Safe Routes to School Project

The Leesville Road Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) project will install new sidewalks and bicycle facilities along O'Neal Drive, Pride Way, Country Trail, and on the school property. Additional improvements include curb ramp installations, and crosswalks with pedestrian signals at O’Neal Drive/Leesville Road.

The project construction is being funded via the FFY16 CAMPO Locally Administered Projects Program (LAPP).

Project Details

 
Type:
Bicycle and Pedestrian
Budget:
$688,100
Project Lead:
Roadway Design & Construction
Contractors:
Alta Planning + Design (Project Design Consultant)

Contact

 

Chad Cantrell, PE
Project Manager
919-996-4173

Comment Form

 

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

Design

Updated Nov. 18

The Leesville Safe Routes to School Project is in the right of way and easement acquisition phase and is scheduled to advertise for construction bids in January 2020.

Next Steps

 

The project will advertise for construction bids in early 2020.

Phase Contacts

 

Chad Cantrell, PE
Project Manager
919-996-4173

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Construction

Phase details coming soon.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Complete

Phase details coming soon.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

History

On October 23, 2012, a Leesville Road High School student was struck in the crosswalk and seriously injured walking home from a football game. This incident prompted the area residents and school community into action to create the Leesville Community Safety Taskforce. The group’s goal is to raise awareness of bicycle and pedestrian safety concerns in the Leesville Community, to share and plan safety activities, and to develop a plan to improve the existing infrastructure so that residents are able to safely walk and bike in and around their neighborhood.

The group worked with City planners and law enforcement to develop a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) plan for their community. After failing to get a State grant to fund infrastructure improvements and safety programming, the City was able to help secure nearly $450,000 from the CAMPO LAPP program in 2015 to fund bike and sidewalk improvements around the schools. 

The Leesville Road Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) project will install new sidewalks and bicycle facilities along O'Neal Drive, Pride Way, Country Trail, and on the school property. Additional improvements include curb ramp installations, and crosswalks with pedestrian signals at O’Neal Drive/Leesville Road.

Leesville Safe Routes to School Map
Leesville Safe Routes to School Map

Schedule

Date Activity
Jan. 2016 Start Design
June 23, 2016 Design Public Meeting
June 2019 City Council Presentation
Nov. 2019 Complete Right of Way and Easement Acquisition
Winter 2020 Advertise for Construction Bids
Winter 2020 Award Construction Contract
Winter 2020 Pre-Construction Public Meeting
Late Fall 2020 Project Completion

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