Buck Jones Road Widening Project

Last updated Sep. 18, 2017 - 4:13 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 Tuesday, Aug. 25

The wing walls for the first section of box culvert near Bashford Road were completed last week. The contractor is scheduled to complete the grading and seeding and will begin the temporary paving in preparation for a traffic shift that is planned for later this fall. Once the traffic shift is complete, the contractor is scheduled to begin installation of the second half of the box culvert.

The contractor is currently pouring the curb and gutter that will form the new roundabout at Farm Gate Road. Once the curb and gutter is complete, there will be a new traffic pattern put into place at Farm Gate Road, while the contractor completes the construction of the roundabout. Please use caution while driving through this intersection.

Be aware there are lanes closures along the project corridor between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Please drive slowly through the work zone and watch for flagging operations.

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Summary

The 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; and,
  • A sidewalk 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

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
December 2015Complete Right of Way and Easement Acquisition
May 2016Advertise for Construction Contract
August 2016Award Construction Contract
Summer 2018Project 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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