Blue Ridge Rd. Bike/Ped Improvements from Trinity Rd. to NCMA

Last updated May 01, 2018 - 12:37 pm
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Bicycle/Pedestrian Project
  • $250,000 (for preliminary design)
  • Northwest
  • Transportation Planning and Programs (Lead)
  • City of Raleigh Department of Transportation (Lead)
  • A. Morton Thomas & Associates, Inc. (Project Design Consultant)
  • Northwest and West (CACs)

Current Activity

Bike & Pedestrian Improvements - Phase 1 - Comments:

Results from our poll:


The City is looking to complete bicycle and pedestrian improvements to Blue Ridge Road from Trinity Road to just north of Reedy Creek Road in Raleigh, NC. The objective of this project is to fill bicycle facility and sidewalk gaps along this roadway. This will include concepts to provide pedestrian and bicycle facilities over Wade Avenue to improve connectivity in the corridor between the NCSU Biomedical Campus, State Fairgrounds, Arena Complex, NC Museum of Art, Rex Hospital, and the Reedy Creek Greenway Trail. The project will be completed in two phases:

  • Phase 1: Develop 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 will be critical during this phase as the public input will dictate the selection of a preferred alternative. The final goal of phase 1 is to develop cost estimates to apply for federal funding for right-of-way and construction. Schedule: On-going to Summer 2017
  • Phase 2: Carry forward a recommended alternative through final design to construction/bid documents. Schedule: TBD.

The project is an implementation step of the Blue Ridge Road District Study.

The City of Raleigh anticipates submitting for a grant to help cover construction costs through the CAMPO Locally Administered Projects Program (LAPP).


  • Blue Ridge workers
  • Blue Ridge sidewalks
  • Blue Ridge repair


Project schedule with dates and descriptions
August 2012 Adopted District Plan
July 8, 2016 Walking Audit with Corridor Stakeholders
September 12, 2016 Design Charrettes
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
FutureFinal Design and Construction


For more information on the history of planning and implementation in the Blue Ridge Road District, refer to the Stud Implementation Page.

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