Buck Jones Road Widening Project

Last updated Jan. 06, 2017 - 4:29 pm
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Street Improvement Project
  • $8,165,000
  • Roadway Design and Construction (Lead)
  • URS Corporation North Carolina (Project Design Consultant)
  • Carolina Sunrock, LLC (Construction Contractor)

Current Activity

Posted Wednesday, January 6, 2017

There is a lot of activity along the Buck Jones Road corridor as both private utility companies and Carolina Sunrock are working along the road.

Private utility companies such as Duke Energy Progress, AT&T, Time Warner Cable, and PSNC are working throughout the corridor relocating their services to make way for the roadway widening. Once the utility companies have completed their work and the clearing is complete, Carolina Sunrock can focus their crews on roadway widening operations.

Currently, Carolina Sunrock is working around the private utility companies installing underground infrastructure such as water mains, sanitary sewer lines, and storm drains as crews continue to clear and grub the area. Much of this work requires lane closures. Lane closures are expected to continue throughout the winter between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. during the weekdays.

Orchard Street is seeing a lot of activity at this time and is sporadically closed to traffic from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Contractors expect that this closure will be off and on throughout the winter as they need to install a new water main, sanitary sewer services and storm drains in that location.

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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
  • A center turn lane for adequate turning traffic storage at the remaining intersections along the corridor
  • Marked bicycle lanes
  • Curbs and gutters
  • Culvert replacement near Bashford Road
  • New streetlights
  • Sidewalks on both sides of Buck Jones Road from Farm Gate Road to Xebec Way
  • Transit stops will be upgraded to include marked crosswalks and pedestrian refuge islands at mid-block crossings.
  • A sidewalk installed on the west side of Buck Jones from Farm Gate to the existing bridge overpass of I-40.


Conceptual Buck Jones Road Typical Section


Project schedule with dates and descriptions
November 2, 2010Corridor Public Meeting - 25% Design Plans
January 1, 2014Design Public Meeting - 65% Design Plans
June - 2013Design Public Meeting - 90% Design Plans
October 1, 2013Design Public Meeting - 90% Design Plans
December 2015Complete Right of Way and Easement Acquisition
May 2016Advertise for Construction Contract
August 2016Award Construction Contract
Summer 2018Project Completion


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)

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