Buck Jones Road Widening Project

Last updated Apr. 17, 2017 - 8:55 am
  • 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 Monday, March 28, 2017

Construction along Buck Jones Road is in full swing. The contractor continues to relocate and upgrade the sanitary sewer and water lines along the roadway, and segments of the new storm drainage system are also progressing along the corridor.

The construction activities near Bashford Drive include the relocation of a 300-foot watermain, once the watermain relocation is complete crews will begin shoring operations along the creek in preparation for the installation of a precast box culvert.

In addition to the City’s contractor, Carolina Sunrock, private utility companies continue work along the corridor. Duke Energy Progress (DEP) is just about complete with their power pole relocation work along the roadway, and other private utility companies, such as AT&T, Time Warner Cable, and PSNC have begun their relocation work along the corridor.

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The Raleigh Television Network featured the Buck Jones Road Widening Project during the latest edition of Under Construction, a show that highlights Capital Improvement Projects in Raleigh.

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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