Buck Jones Road Widening Project
This project is being led by: Street and Sidewalk Design Construction
URS Corporation North Carolina
Project Design Consultant
The design team is currently preparing for the 3rd and final public meeting, tentatively scheduled for the end of June. Notices will be mailed out once a final date/time and venue has been reserved.
A public hearing will be held in the summer with the Raleigh City Council to approve construction and authorize assessments and right of way acquisition once project funding has been identified. Advanced notification will be given once a meeting date has been determined.
History and Background
The Buck Jones Road Widening project is part of the 2005 Road Bond approved by voters of the City of Raleigh. Initial design funding for the project was authorized by the Raleigh City Council as part of the 2008-09 Capital Improvement Program. This road is classified as a minor thoroughfare in the City's 2030 Comprehensive Plan. The existing roadway is primarily a two-lane roadway with inadequate turn lane accommodations at some intersections.
Existing Traffic Volume: 10,400 vehicles per day
Projected Traffic Forecast: 12,800 vehicles per day (2035)
The proposed widening of Buck Jones Road will begin near Farm Gate Road and extend to Xebec Way. Street improvements will include two proposed roundabouts at Farm Gate Road and Bashford Road, as well as a a center turn lane for adequate turning traffic storage at the remaining intersections along the project. The widened roadway will include marked bicycle lanes, curbs, gutters, culvert replacement near Bashford Road, and new streetlights. Additionally, sidewalks will be provided on both sides of Buck Jones Road from Farm Gate Road to Xebec Way and transit stops will be upgraded to include marked crosswalks and pedestrian refuge islands at mid-block crossings. A sidewalk will also be installed on the west side of Buck Jones from Farm Gate to the existing bridge overpass of I-40.
Goals and Objectives
The goal of this project is to improve access to southwest Raleigh and increase traffic and pedestrian mobility and safety along this minor thoroughfare. Construction of the roundabouts, additional turn lanes, bike lanes and sidewalks, will enhance patron safety and reduce traffic congestion by eliminating the need for through traffic to stop for turning vehicles.
|Corridor Public Meeting - 25% Design Plans
||November 29, 2010|
|Design Public Meeting - 65% Design Plans
|Design Public Meeting #2||June 2013
|City Council Public Hearing||To Be Determined Pending Funding
|Right-of-way and Easement Acquisition||To Be Determined Pending Funding|
|Awarding of Construction Contract||To Be Determined Pending Funding|
|Start of Construction||To Be Determined Pending Funding|
|Project Completion||To Be Determined Pending Funding|
Total Projected Cost - $8,165,000.00
The project is not fully funded at this time. City Council will discuss future bond opportunities to fund any remaining project costs.