A concept drawing of what a section of Six Forks Rd will look like when the project is complete

Transit, Streets, and Sidewalks

Six Forks Road Improvements

Improving mobility and connectivity for pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular traffic

This project will create a safe and comfortable corridor for pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular traffic between Rowan Street and Lynn Road. We call this a Complete Street. 

What are Complete Streets?

Complete Streets accommodate all types of transportation, allowing bicyclists, pedestrians, transit users, vehicles, commercial and emergency vehicles to safely navigating City streets.

Project Details

 
Type:
Streets
Budget:
$ 57.5 Million
Project Lead:
Roadway Design & Construction
Contractors:
RK&K (Design Consultant)

Contact

 

Jake Ray, PE
Project Manager
919-996-4108

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

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Design

Updated June 2022

The advanced design plans are being prepared for review, and the team is planning to go to City Council in July to request Right of Way authorization. 

Due to the economy and rising real estate prices the project has a funding gap, to help close the gap the City is applying for a federal grant. There is an expected delay in the project schedule as the grant process proceeds.

Design Considerations 

  • Lane widths - We are making a consistent lane width through the corridor;
  • Speed limit - We are reducing the speed limit;
  • Protected intersections - They create corner “islands” that create a setback for bike and pedestrian users to wait for oncoming vehicle traffic to pass. The islands also force vehicles to reduce their speed when turning while providing additional visibility of pedestrians and cyclists trying to cross the street.
  • Public art - Architect and public artist Carrie Gault is gathering inspiration and learning about the Six Forks Road community. Learn more about the proposed public art for this project. 

Design Update Videos 

We have produced a series of videos to help keep people up to date on the progress of the project.

Phase Contacts

 

Jake Ray, PE
Project Manager
919-996-4108

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Visit Our Public Engagement Page!

 To view:

  • Public meeting materials;
  • Recording of virtual public meetings;
  • Surveys and comments received; and,
  • FAQs from questions and comments received during public comment periods. 

 

Meet the Team

Jake Ray - Project Manager 
Jake manages all aspects of the project's design process and will also oversee construction activity. 

RK&K - Design Consultant 
The design consultant works with the project manager to develop the project's design. 

Sarah Beth Gentry - Real Estate Analyst 

Dustin Kornegay - Real Estate Analyst 
Sarah Beth is the City's Real Estate Analyst assigned to the Six Forks Road Project. She will start to reach out to property owners along the corridor after the City holds its Design Public Touchpoint and presents the project's design to City Council.

Project Schedule

Activity Date
Pre-construction Public Touchpoint Oct. 2020
Design Public Touchpoint Early Fall 2021
Right of Way Acquisition Starts Summer 2022
Advertise For Construction Bids Pending
Start Construction Pending

Proposed Design Renderings

These renderings give an idea of what Six Forks Road will look like once the project is competed. 

This is the proposed design for the protected intersection at the intersection of Six Forks Road and Sandy Forks Road. 

This is rendering of the proposed design near Carrol Middle School.

This is a rendering of the proposed bike lane design along Six Forks Road.

The proposed typical section for Six Forks Road.

The project is between Rowan Street and Lynn Road.

Project information videos

View these videos to learn more about the planning process and scope of the Six Forks Road Project. 

Public Art

This project will include public art. Carrie Gault, the public artist selected for this project, will work the community to create art that represents the area and the people that live, work, and play along Six Forks Road. 

Carrie is gathering inspiration and learning about the Six Forks Road community. Visit the PublicInput project page to view community comments, find out about upcoming stakeholder meetings, and share input and stories about the neighborhood.

To learn more about the artist and her work visit the Six Forks Road Public Art Project page.

History

Six Forks Corridor Study

Many of the improvements for Six Forks Road were identified during the City's Six Forks Corridor Study, which City Council adopted in 2018. The section between Rowan Street and Lynn Road is the first phase as we work to implement this plan. 

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