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Buck Jones Road Widening Project

Last updated Jan. 28, 2014 - 1:52 pm
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Street Improvement Project
  • $8,165,000.00
  • Street and Sidewalk Design Construction (Lead)
  • URS Corporation North Carolina (Project Design Consultant)

Current Activity

A public hearing was held on October 1, 2013 where Raleigh City Council approved construction and authorized assessments and right of way acquisition. Construction funding for the project has also been secured through the passing of the 2013 Transportation Bond.

Summary

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.

Images

Conceptual Buck Jones Road Typical Section - Click to enlarge

Schedule

Project schedule with dates and descriptions
DateDescription
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
Current - Summer 2014Right-of-Way and Easement Acquisition
Summer 2014Awarding of Construction Contract
Fall 2014Start of Construction
Late 2015Project Completion

History

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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