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Blue Ridge Rd. Bike/Ped Improvements Project

Last updated Nov. 27, 2018 - 4:01 pm
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Bicycle/Pedestrian Project
  • 7.8 Million
  • 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

Updated Nov. 26

The Blue Ridge Road Bicycle/Pedestrian Improvements Project is now an Engineering Services, Roadway Design & Construction project. The design consultant, A. Morton Thomas & Associates, and Roadway Design & Construction are working on the design plans. There is a Design Plans Public Meeting scheduled for April 2019.

Summary

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

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

The Scope of the project includes:

  • Protected bicycle lanes and sidewalks from Trinity Drive to Reedy Creek Road;
  • Fully protected, and separate defined space for motor vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists at the intersection of Reedy Creek Road and the North Carolina Museum of Art driveway at Blue Ridge Road; and,
  • A new “signature” bicycle-pedestrian bridge over Wade Avenue.

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
Summer 2018Becomes Roadway Design & Construction Project
April 2019Design Plans Public Meeting
July 2019City Council Presentation
Jan. 2020Complete Right of Way and Easement Acquisition
Jan. 2020Advertise for Construction Bids
Spring 2020Award Construction Contract
Spring 2021Project Complete

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 I 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 II, which includes the final design and construction of roadway and sidewalk improvements.

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