Buck Jones Road Widening Project

Last updated Oct. 18, 2018 - 10:09 am
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Street Improvement Project
  • $8,165,000
  • Roadway Design and Construction (Lead)
  • URS Corporation North Carolina (Project Design Consultant)
  • Carolina Sunrock, LLC (Construction Contractor)

Current Activity

Posted Oct. 19

Carolina Sunrock, the City’s contractor, has completed the project. The landscape contractor will plant some more trees this fall and continue to water trees and shrubs planted along the corridor for one year.

The City installed benches at transit stops along the corridor, and trash cans will be installed soon. The City’s Transportation Department is monitoring the ridership numbers along the corridor and will install shelters at stops that warrant them later.

Summary

The widening of Buck Jones Road will begin near Farm Gate Road and extend to Xebec Way. Street improvements will include:

  • Two proposed roundabouts at Farm Gate Road and Bashford Road;
  • A center turn lane for adequate turning traffic storage at the remaining intersections along the corridor;
  • Marked bicycle lanes;
  • Curbs and gutters;
  • Culvert replacement near Bashford Road;
  • New streetlights;
  • Sidewalks on both sides of Buck Jones Road from Farm Gate Road to Xebec Way;
  • Transit stops will be upgraded to include marked crosswalks and pedestrian refuge islands at mid-block crossings; and,
  • A sidewalk installed on the west side of Buck Jones from Farm Gate to the existing bridge overpass of I-40.

Images

Conceptual Buck Jones Road Typical Section

Schedule

Project schedule with dates and descriptions
DateDescription
November 2, 2010Corridor Public Meeting - 25% Design Plans
January 1, 2014Design Public Meeting - 65% Design Plans
June - 2013Design Public Meeting - 90% Design Plans
October 1, 2013Design Public Meeting - 90% Design Plans
December 2015Complete Right of Way and Easement Acquisition
May 2016Advertise for Construction Contract
August 2016Award Construction Contract
Fall 2018Project Completion

History

The Buck Jones Road widening project is part of the 2005 Road Bond approved by voters of the City of Raleigh. Initial design funding for the project was authorized by the Raleigh City Council as part of the 2008-09 Capital Improvement Program. Construction funding was a combination of annual allocations through the CIP program, plus an additional $4 million through the 2013 transportation bond.

This road is classified as a minor thoroughfare in the City's 2030 Comprehensive Plan. The existing roadway is primarily a two-lane roadway with inadequate turn lane accommodations at some intersections.

Existing Traffic Volume: 10,400 vehicles per day

Projected Traffic Forecast: 12,800 vehicles per day (2035)

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