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Buck Jones Road Widening Project

Last updated Jun. 19, 2014 - 10:08 am
  • 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

Right of way and easement acquisition is in progress along the corridor with construction anticipated to begin in Summer 2015 and be completed in Fall 2016. There will be survey staking done periodically along the corridor as real estate staff work with the property owners to discuss the anticipated property impacts of future construction.

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 - Spring 2015Right-of-Way and Easement Acquisition
Spring 2015Awarding of Construction Contract
Summer 2015Start of Construction
Fall 2016Project 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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