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Wake BRT: Southern Corridor

A BRT Project

The Wake BRT: Southern Corridor will connect downtown Raleigh with the North South Station and Purser Drive in Garner.

Project Details

 
Type:
Transportation Improvements
Project Lead:
Transportation - Transit Division

Contact

 

Het Patel
Senior Transit Planner
919-996-5120

Lead Department:
Transportation
Service Unit:
Public Transportation

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Planning

In January 2019, the planning phase of implementing BRT along the Southern Corridor began with a study to help select the preferred route. This work will build upon the Southern Gateway Corridor Study completed in 2017 and the Wake Transit Plan Major Investment Study completed in 2018. 

In February-March 2020, public engagement kickoff meetings were held to gather feedback on alternatives for the Southern Corridor. Two meetings were held, one in Raleigh and one in Garner, and a survey was published asking for feedback on BRT features, priorities and popular destinations along the corridor. Results from the survey are available.

In October 2020, a preferred route was identified for the northern section of the Southern Corridor. This information was further explained during the Wake BRT November Virtual Open House (November 2 – 30). 

Wake Bus Rapid Transit: Southern Corridor

Next Steps

 

Once the preferred route is selected for the southern section of the Southern Corridor, more detailed design work will begin in summer 2021.

Phase Contacts

 

Het Patel
Senior Transit Planner
919-996-5120

Lead Department:
Transportation

Design

Phase details coming soon.

Phase Contacts

 

Het Patel
Senior Transit Planner
919-996-5120

Lead Department:
Transportation

Construction

Phase details coming soon.

Phase Contacts

 

Het Patel
Senior Transit Planner
919-996-5120

Lead Department:
Transportation

Complete

Phase details coming soon.

Phase Contacts

 

Het Patel
Senior Transit Planner
919-996-5120

Lead Department:
Transportation

History

In 2016, the Wake Transit Plan identified four BRT corridors for implementation by 2027. The Southern Corridor connecting downtown Raleigh and Garner was one of the corridors identified. The Southern Corridor was evaluated further through the Southern Gateway Corridor Study (SGCS) completed in 2017 and the Wake Transit Plan Major Investment Study (MIS) completed in 2018.

The planning phase began in 2019 with a study to help select the preferred route. In February-March 2020, public engagement kickoff meetings were held to gather feedback on alternatives for the Southern Corridor. In October 2020, a preferred route was identified for the northern section of the Southern Corridor. 
 

Schedule

Date Event
2017 Southern Gateway Corridor Study
2018 Wake Transit Plan Major Investment Study
Winter 2020 Southern Corridor Route Selection Study
Fall 2020 City of Raleigh endorses preferred route for the northern section of the corridor
Spring/Summer 2021 Complete Route Selection Study with full preferred route for Southern Corridor
Summer 2021 0 – 30 percent design begins

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