Blue Ridge Road Widening Project

Last updated Nov. 20, 2018 - 2:27 pm
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Road Widening
  • 14 Million
  • Roadway Design and Construction (Lead)
  • Kimley Horn (Design Consultant)

Current Activity

Updated Nov. 20

Public Meeting: Preliminary Plans

The City of Raleigh and our engineering design consultant, Kimley-Horn & Associates, have completed the preliminary plans for the project.

The City had a public meeting on Thursday, July 12 at the Laurel Hills Community Center. The public meeting began with a short presentation after which the design consultant and City staff was on hand to answer questions and receive comments from the surrounding community.

If you were unable to attend the public meeting or wish to review the presentation and public meeting maps that were on display at the meeting the documents are linked below.

Blue Ridge Road Public Meeting Materials

Preliminary Plans Presentation
Preliminary Plans Project Map One
Preliminary Plans Project Map Two
Preliminary Plans Project Map Three
Preliminary Plans Project Map Four
Preliminary Plans Materials Board
Pedestrian Culvert Alternative
Blue Ridge Road Transit Map

Public Meeting Handout


The purpose of this project is to provide a functional and safer multi-modal corridor for vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians along the Blue Ridge Road corridor from Duraleigh Road to Crabtree Valley Avenue.

The project will widen a segment of Blue Ridge Road from Duraleigh Road to Crabtree Valley Avenue to three lanes with;

  • Curb and gutter
  • Sidewalks on both sides of the roadway; and,
  • Bicycle lanes.


Project schedule with dates and descriptions
July 12, 2018Preliminary Plans Public Meeting (25% plan)
March 2019Design Plan Public Meeting (65% Plan)
City Council Presentation Summer 2019
Winter 2020Complete Right of Way and Easement Acquisition
Winter 2020Advertise for Construction Bids
Spring 2020Award Construction Contract
Fall 2022Project Completion


The Blue Ridge Road Widening Project was prioritized in the Capital Improvement Program, as a major street project.

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