Leesville Road Widening Project
This project is being led by: Street and Sidewalk Design Construction
City of Raleigh Design / Construction Division
AECOM Technical Services of NC - Design Consultant
The City Council has approved the project with the changes noted during the March 27 Public Works Committee meeting. Right of way acquisition and final design of the project are underway. Staff expects to advertise the project for construction bids this fall.
Property Negotiation Phase
History and Background
Existing Leesville Road is generally a two-lane roadway with additional lanes at I-540 and intersections with Farless Road, Renfield Drive, and Crestmont Drive and New Leesville Boulevard and Hickory Grove Church Road. Development and the construction of two schools along the corridor has resulted in congested traffic at the intersection of Leesville Road and Farless Road and the intersection at New Leesville Road and Hickory Grove Church Road.
The proposed project would widen Leesville Road to a multi-lane roadway with a raised median, bike lanes and sidewalks along both sides of the roadway from I-540 to New Leesville Road. Additionally, improvements are proposed for intersections along the corridor.
Goals and Objectives
The project objective is to improve traffic and pedestrian mobility and safety along this section of Leesville Road. Construction of additional lanes, a raised median, intersection improvements, and sidewalks would improve traffic flow and enhance safety. Sidewalk additions are especially important due to the two schools located along Leesville Road.
|Corridor Public Meeting||Thursday, March 24, 2011
|Design Public Meeting||Wednesday, December 7, 2011
|Public Hearing||Tuesday, March 6, 2012
|Right of Way Acquisition||Early 2013
|Award Construction Contract||Summer 2013
|Project Completion||Summer 2015