Before sidewalks on Navaho Drive

Transit, Streets, and Sidewalks

Navaho Drive Sidewalk Project

We are dedicated to improving pedestrian connectivity in Raleigh.

We are installing a sidewalk along the north side of the street, from the existing sidewalk on Navaho Drive to Bush Street. We're also installing retaining walls along the street to help limit impacts to properties.

Project Details

 
Type:
Sidewalks
Budget:
$1.3 Million
Project Lead:
Roadway Design & Construction
Contractors:
Fred Smith Company

Contact

 

Ben Possiel, PE
Project Manager
919-996-4057

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

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Design

Design phase is complete

 

 

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Construction

Update Fall 2022

Navaho Drive is closed to traffic through mid-fall 2022!

The road closure is between Bush Street and Executive Drive. Access to businesses will be maintained at all times. 

We are in phase two of construction. During this phase local traffic is not able to access Pinecrest Drive from the the west (Executive Circle), but Pinecrest Drive will be accessible from the east (Bush Street). 

For access from Wake Forest Road

Wake Forest Road - St. Albans Drive - Bush Street - Navaho Drive 

Local traffic can utilize Executive Drive.

This road closure is planned to run through mid-fall 2022.

map shows detour for Navaho Drive - St. Albans Drive to Bush Street to Navaho Drive
Lead Department:
Engineering Services

We are Installing a Soil Nail Retaining Wall for This Project:

To keep property impacts to a minimum the City is using soil nails in the construction of the retaining wall.

The Soil Nail Process:

  • A cut is made into the existing slope with an excavator.
  • The soil nails are installed by a drill rig. The soil nail spacing and length are determined by the specialty contractor’s engineer to stay within the right of way.
  • Inside the soil nail drill holes, reinforced steel bars are placed and grout is pumped from the bottom of the hole to the top of the hole.
  • Welded wire fabric is placed vertically and then shotcrete is installed. (Shotcrete is a method of applying concrete at high velocity out of a hose nozzle.)
  • A steel plate and nut is added at the face, to connect the shotcrete to the soil nails.
  • For the this project, a cast in place concrete face will be installed directly in front of the shotcrete, providing a final uniform wall face.

Follow the slide show to see the construction process.

The soil nails are installed by a drill rig drilling a hole in the earth.

The soil nail spacing and length are determined by the specialty contractor’s engineer to stay within the right of way.

Inside the soil nail drill holes, reinforcing steel bars with centralizers are placed and then grout is pumped from the bottom of the hole to the top of the hole.

Welded wire fabric is then placed vertically a few inches off the cut earth face

Shotcrete is installed and a steel plate and nut is added at the face to connect the shotcrete to the soil nails.

Schedule

Winter = January - March, Spring = April - June, Summer = July - September, Fall = October - December
Date Activity
July 2021 Open Construction Bids
Fall 2021 Construction Starts
Oct. 18, 2021 Road Closure Starts
Fall 2022 Road Reopens
December 2022 Project Complete

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