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Blount Street - Person Street Phase I Implementation

Last updated Jul. 28, 2017 - 5:03 pm
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Bicycle/Pedestrian Project
  • $1.97 Million (includes design and reserve)
  • Central
  • Transportation Planning and Programs (Lead)
  • City of Raleigh Department of Transportation
  • Stewart Engineering, Inc. (Project Design Consultant)
  • CACs: Central, North Central, Mordecai

Current Activity

The design of the Phase I implementation of the Blount/Person Corridor study is nearing completion. The design includes:

  • Resurfacing for Blount and Person Streets from Edenton St. to Wake Forest Road.
  • Resurfacing for Wake Forest Road from Person St. to Brookside Ave.
  • Upgraded curb ramps where resurfacing will take place.
  • Lane reconfiguration for Wake Forest Road from existing 4 lanes to 3 lanes, including a center turn lane and bike lanes (Person St. to Brookside Ave.)
  • Conversion of Blount and Person Streets from existing 2 or 3 variable width lanes to 2 lanes of consistent width and a bike lane from Wake Forest Rd. to Hoke St.
  • On-street parking will mostly remain unchanged along the corridor:
    • Some part-time parking will be made full time,
    • Some parking will be added, and
    • Some parking is proposed to be removed.

Consideration is also being given to two-way conversion of Person Street from Peace St. to Wake Forest Rd. with two northbound lanes and one southbound lane, per the recommendations of the corridor study.

Construction is expected in Late Summer/Fall 2017.

Summary

The project currently in design is the first phase of implementation for the Blount St. – Person St. Corridor Plan.

It will include:

  • Resurfacing for Blount and Person Streets from Edenton St. to Wake Forest Road.
  • Resurfacing for Wake Forest Road from Person St. to Brookside Ave.
  • Road diet conversion for Wake Forest Road from existing 4 lanes to 3 lanes, including a center turn lane and bike lanes (Person St. to Brookside Ave.)
  • Conversion of Blount and Person Streets from existing 2 or 3 lanes to 2 lanes with bike lane from Wake Forest Rd. to Hoke St.
  • Most on-street parking is expected to stay the same along the corridor.
  • Consideration is also being given to two-way conversion of Person Street from Peace St. to Wake Forest Rd. with two northbound lanes and one southbound lane, per the recommendations of the corridor study.
  • Bicycle facilities south of Hoke St. to connect to the Walnut Creek Greenway Trail at South Wilmington St. are also being considered

The project construction is being funded partly via the FFY17 CAMPO Locally Administered Projects Program (LAPP).

Images

  • Blount Davie to Cabarrus Rendering
  • Wake Forest Road Diet
  • Blount St. / Person St. BIke Lanes

Schedule

Project schedule with dates and descriptions
DateDescription
July 2013 Adopted Corridor Plan
November 2013 Transportation Bond Referendum
July 2015Bond Funds Available
January 2016Design Contract Awarded
Spring 2016 LAPP Grant Awarded
May 16, 201625% Design Open House
May 4, 201775% Design Open House
Summer 2017 Award Construction Contract

History

On July 16, 2013, the Raleigh City Council approved the Blount Street/Person Street Corridor Plan. The Blount Street/Person Street corridor extends more than five miles from Capital Boulevard to I-40 and includes Wake Forest Road and Hammond Road. The core of the corridor is the pair of one-way streets Blount and Person streets.

The 2013 Transportation Bond included funding for Phase One implementation. This phase includes restriping of the corridor, including the addition of bicycle lanes, a turn lane on Wake Forest Road. This funding has been supplemented with a federal grant through CAMPO’s Locally Administered Projects Program (LAPP).

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