Blount Street - Person Street Phase I Implementation

Last updated May 10, 2019 - 8:58 am
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Bicycle/Pedestrian Project
  • $3.265 Million ($680,000 City, $2,010,000 Federal, $575,000 State (includes design and reserve)
  • Central
  • Roadway Design and Construction (Lead)
  • Transportation Planning
  • City of Raleigh Department of Transportation
  • Stewart Engineering, Inc. (Project Design Consultant)
  • Sepi Engineering, (Contract Engineering Inspection)
  • CACs: Central, North Central, Mordecai

Current Activity

Updated April 8

City Council awarded the construction bid to Fred Smith Company during the April 2 meeting.

The project is being funded partly via the FFY17 CAMPO Locally Administered Projects Program (LAPP), the City of Raleigh 2013 Transportation Bond, and North Carolina Department of Transportation State Resurfacing funds. Therefore, the City is now awaiting NCDOT’s approval of the construction bid.

We will notify the public, and a pre-construction meeting will take place at least two weeks before any work starts along the corridor.

Certain parking changes along sections of Blount and Person streets will need to go into effect prior to the construction of the project. The parking summary map shows the proposed parking changes that will occur due to the project.


The first phase of implementation for the Blount St. - Person St. Corridor Plan

It will include:

  • Resurfacing for Blount and Person streets from Edenton Street to Wake Forest Road.
  • Resurfacing for Wake Forest Road from Person Street to Brookside Drive.
  • Upgraded curb ramps in the area where the streets are being resurfaced.
  • Road diet conversion for Wake Forest Road from existing four lanes to three  lanes, including a center turn lane and bike lanes (Person Street to Brookside Drive)
  • Conversion of Blount and Person streets from existing two or three lanes to two lanes with bike lane from Wake Forest Road to Hoke Street;
  • Most on-street parking is expected to stay the same along the corridor;
    • Some part-time parking will be made full-time;
    • Some parking will be added; and,
    • Some parking is proposed to be removed.
  • Bicycle facilities south of Hoke Street to connect to the Walnut Creek Greenway Trail at South Wilmington Street.

The project is being funded partly via the FFY17 CAMPO Locally Administered Projects Program (LAPP), the City of Raleigh 2013 Transportation Bond, and NCDOT State Resurfacing funds.


  • Blount Davie to Cabarrus Rendering
  • Wake Forest Road Diet
  • Blount St. / Person St. BIke Lanes


Project schedule with dates and descriptions
July 2013 Adopted Corridor Plan
November 2013 Transportation Bond Referendum
July 2015Bond Funds Available
January 2016Design Contract Awarded
Spring 2016 LAPP Grant Awarded
May 16, 201625% Design Open House
May 4, 201775% Design Open House
Sept. 2017NCDOT Resurfacing Funding Awarded
April 2, 2019Award Construction Contract
Nov. 2019Construction Complete


On July 16, 2013, the Raleigh City Council approved the Blount Street/Person Street Corridor Plan. The Blount Street/Person Street corridor extends more than five miles from Capital Boulevard to I-40 and includes Wake Forest Road and Hammond Road. The core of the corridor is the pair of one-way streets Blount and Person streets.

The 2013 Transportation Bond included funding for Phase One implementation. This phase includes restriping of the corridor, including the addition of bicycle lanes, a turn lane on Wake Forest Road. This funding has been supplemented with a federal grant through CAMPO’s Locally Administered Projects Program (LAPP).

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