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10-Year Transportation Action Plan

Last updated Jun. 22, 2015 - 4:50 pm

The City of Raleigh is developing a strategic and multimodal transportation plan to guide its capital investment for the next ten years. This ten-year Transportation Action Plan (TAP) will provide citizens with the opportunity to understand the depth and breadth of the City's transportation infrastructure needs and to have a say in how the City selects and funds each project and program.

Where Do You Want To Go?

While the City has attempted to keep up with infrastructure needs associated with its growth, many projects have been unable to proceed due to lack of funding. In addition to considering new capital projects, the City must also maintain its street system of over 1,000 miles of public streets. The same funding sources also pay for smaller capital projects like sidewalks, streetlights, bicycle infrastructure, transit amenities, and traffic signals.

The TAP process will include three clear elements:

  • PLAN. Identify all potential transportation projects and programs the City should consider funding
  • PRIORITIZE. Develop a means of deciding which projects should be the City's top priorities
  • PAY. Determine how the City should pay for all of its transportation projects and programs

City Council Retreat

Project Categories

The City is currently seeking public input for the following types of projects:

  • Major widening projects (Widening existing two-lane streets to include turn lanes, medians, additional lane capacity, sidewalks, bike infrastructure, and streetlights)
  • Minor widening projects (Improving existing streets for sidewalks, bike infrastructure, and streetlights, but without adding lane capacity)
  • New roads (Building new streets or constructing missing links in the street system)
  • Intersection improvement projects (Adding turn lanes and/or pedestrian infrastructure at busy intersections)
  • NCDOT-funded projects (Working with NCDOT to plan major highway corridor improvement projects)

Other projects and programs to be evaluated as part of the TAP process:

  • Streetscape projects
  • Sidewalk projects
  • Bike improvement projects
  • Transit corridor investments
  • Corridor studies
  • Local contributions for NCDOT projects
  • Other supportive programs:
    • Transit capital (buses, shelters, and other infrastructure)
    • Bicycle infrastructure (racks, parking facilities, bike sharing initiatives)
    • New streetlights on major streets
    • New traffic signal installations
    • Resurfacing & maintenance programs

Outcome of the Transportation Action Plan

On October 8, 2013 Raleigh voters approved a $75 million Transportation Bond by 70%. The transportation bond package includes 18 projects throughout the city to widen streets, improve bus stops, add roundabouts, and build miles of sidewalks and bicycle lanes


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