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Blue Ridge Rd. Bike/Ped Improvements Project

Last updated Jul. 25, 2018 - 8:55 am
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Bicycle/Pedestrian Project
  • $800,000
  • Northwest
  • Roadway Design and Construction (Lead)
  • City of Raleigh Department of Transportation
  • A. Morton Thomas & Associates, Inc. (Project Design Consultant)
  • Northwest and West (CACs)

Current Activity

The Blue Ridge Road Bicycle/Pedestrian Improvements Project is now an Engineering Services, Roadway Design & Construction project. The design consultant, A. Morton Thomas & Associates, is working on the design plans and there is a public meeting tentatively scheduled for Fall 2018.

Summary

The City will complete bicycle and pedestrian improvements to Blue Ridge Road from Trinity Road to just north of Reedy Creek Road.

The objective of this project is to fill bicycle facility and sidewalk gaps along this roadway.

The City is completing the project in two phases. Phase one was the planning and development stage of the project. Phase one of the project included public involvement which helped to dictate the preliminary plans for the project.

The project is now in phase two. Phase two of the project includes completing final design plans through construction.

Schedule

Project schedule with dates and descriptions
DateDescription
August 2012 Adopted District Plan
July 8, 2016 Walking Audit with Corridor Stakeholders
September 15, 2016 Appearance Commission and Parks, Recreation, and Greenway Advisory Board Presentations
September 19, 2016 Bicycle & Pedestrians Advisory Commission Presentation
Fall 2016 Preliminary Design and Cost Estimate
October 2016 LAPP Funding Application Due
Spring 2017Project did not earn 2018 LAPP funding
Summer 2017Project did not earn 2018 LAPP funding
Spring 2018Becomes Roadway Design & Construction Project
Fall 2018Public Meeting

History

The Blue Ridge Road Bicycle/Pedestrian Improvement Project is an implementation step of the Blue Ridge Road District Study.

The City is completing the project in two phases. Phase one included the design concepts for pedestrian and bicycle facilities in the corridor, including right-of-way and construction estimates, project delivery schedules, and potential funding sources. Public involvement was critical during this phase and input dictated the selection of a preferred alternative.

The project is now in Phase two, which includes the final design and construction of roadway and sidewalk improvements.

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