Buck Jones Road Widening Project

Last updated Nov. 09, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Street Improvement Project
  • $8,165,000
  • Street and Sidewalk Design Construction (Lead)
  • URS Corporation North Carolina (Project Design Consultant)
  • Carolina Sunrock, LLC (Construction Contractor)

Current Activity

Posted Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Construction crews are scheduled to restripe and shift traffic along Buck Jones Road on Thursday, November 10, between the I-40 Bridge and Farmgate Road. There will be lane closures associated with this work with flaggers on hand directing traffic.

The installation of storm drain pipes is scheduled to begin the week of November 14, in the vicinity of South Valley Ct. running towards Farmgate Road. This work will require a lane closure in that vicinity with flaggers on hand to direct traffic as needed.

The north side of the project will continue to see the relocation of private utilities and clearing operations. Once again some of this work will require flaggers to direct traffic at times while lanes are closed to traffic.

Please drive slowly and pay close attention to construction signage along the Buck Jones Road corridor, for your safety as well as the safety of construction crews.

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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
  • 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.

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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