City of Raleigh 2017 Transportation Bond Proposal

News posted Aug. 22, 2017 - 4:00 pm
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The Raleigh City Council has authorized a referendum on October 10, 2017 for a $ 206.7-million transportation bond to improve streets throughout the City. Funds generated by these revenue bonds would allow the City to construct projects and implement programs that improve multimodal transportation options for many residents and visitors across the City.

PROGRAMS:

NCDOT Project Partnerships
$15.0 million


This funding would allow the City to participate in various costs of transportation project improvements with the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The City has worked with NCDOT to add sidewalks, greenway connections, and other betterments to state and federal projects.

Streetscape Projects
$4.0 million

The City’s streetscape program provides upgrades to various city streets for the purpose of providing pedestrian improvements, enhanced landscaping, and street furniture.

Major Corridor/Small Area Plan Implementation
$4.0 million
Neighborhood Corridor/Small Area Plan Implementation
$2.0 million


These funds would allow the City to implement various elements of the City’s adopted corridor plans and small area plans. These projects would include improvements recommended in these plans along major streets and within neighborhoods.

Corridor Sidewalk Improvements
$10.0 million
Neighborhood Sidewalk Improvements
$1.6 million
Neighborhood Sidewalk Petitions
$2.4 million


These programs install sidewalks along major streets and along neighborhood streets. These funds would allow for the installation of prioritized sidewalk projects and for the construction of sidewalk projects requested by neighborhoods.

Safe Routes to School Projects
$2.0 million


There are over 50 public schools in Raleigh, many of which require improvements to allow for better accessibility by walking and bicycling. The Safe Routes to Schools program identifies schools with these accessibility needs and works with school administrators and parents to implement these types of improvements.

Neighborhood Traffic Management/Traffic Calming
$4.0 million


The City’s Neighborhood Traffic Management Program works with residents to identify residential streets with speeding problems. Staff works with neighbors on streets with the worst problems to develop and install countermeasures to reduce speeding and improve walkability and livability on these streets.

Wake Transit Plan Project Participation
$6.0 million
Transit Supporting Projects
$1.0 million


The City is working with Wake County and surrounding communities to improve transit across our region. These funds would allow the City to contribute to new transit capital projects to improve transportation and accessibility options. These funds would also be available to improve access and conditions for riders along existing transit corridors.

Public-Private Partnerships and Cost Sharing Fund
$4.0 million

These funds allow the City to partner with new private development to install transportation improvements above and beyond those required by a new development.

PROJECTS:

Old Wake Forest Road North*
$ 8.6 million


This project will widen Old Wake Forest Road to a four-lane median-divided section from Atlantic Avenue to Capital Boulevard. The project scope will include curb & gutter, sidewalks, bicycle facilities, and streetlights.

Dixie Forest Road
$1.6 million


This project will be added to the scope of the Old Wake Forest Road North project to be constructed simultaneously. It proposes to widen Dixie Forest Road to a three-lane section with curb & gutter, sidewalks, bicycle facilities, and streetlights from Spring Forest Road to Atlantic Avenue.

Tryon Road Part C*
$6.8 million


This project would widen Tryon Road to a four-lane median-divided section from Lake Wheeler Road to the bridge over the Norfolk-Southern Railroad, which was recently replaced and widened. The project scope will include curb & gutter, sidewalks, bicycle facilities, streetlights, and landscaping. This project is currently in design and is the last portion of Tryon Road remaining to be widened.

Poole Road*
$9.8 million

This project would extend the previous improvements along Poole Road east of Maybrook Road to Barwell Road. The project is currently in design and would include widening the street to a four-lane median-divided section and the installation of curb & gutter, sidewalks, bicycle facilities, streetlights, and landscaping.

Blue Ridge Road North*
$10.5 million


This project would widen Blue Ridge Road to a three-lane section from Duraleigh Road to Crabtree Valley Avenue. The scope of this project would include the installation of curb & gutter, sidewalks, bicycle facilities, and streetlights, and will enhance the existing street crossing at the House Creek Greenway.

Barwell Road South
$10.8 million


This project proposes to widen the southern portion of Barwell Road to a three-lane section from Rock Quarry Road to Berkeley Lake Drive. Street improvements would include a center turn lane, curb & gutter, sidewalks, bike facilities, and streetlights. The realignment of Pearl Road with Barwell Road would also be included in the scope. This project will enhance access to the Barwell Road Elementary School/Community Center campus.

Six Forks Road Corridor Plan*
$29.5 million


This project would implement the first phase of the Six Forks Road Corridor Plan by widening the street to a six-lane median divided section from Rowan Street to Lynn Road. The project will include the installation of enhanced sidewalk and bicycle facilities, streetlights, landscaping and public art.

Blount/Person Two-Way Conversion
$6.1 million

Wake Forest/ Brookside Roundabout
$2.3 million


These projects will continue implementing the recommendations of the Blount/Person Corridor Plan by converting Blount Street and Person Street to two-way operation from Hoke Street to Delway Street. The project scope would include the construction of new roundabouts at Person/Delway and at Wake Forest/Brookside.

Rock Quarry Road Part A*
$10.2 million


This project will widen Rock Quarry Road to a five-lane curb & gutter section from Creech Road to Sunnybrook Road. The scope for this project will include curb & gutter, sidewalks, bicycle facilities, and streetlights. The existing bridge over I-40 in this area will be replaced by NCDOT as part of an upcoming I-40 widening project.

Trawick Road West
$4.9 million

Marsh Creek Road
$5.8 million


These projects propose to widen Trawick Road and Marsh Creek Road to a three-lane section from Capital Boulevard to New Hope Road. Street improvements would include a center turn lane, curb & gutter, sidewalks, bike facilities, and streetlights.

Atlantic Avenue
$11.6 million


This project will widen Atlantic Avenue to a four-lane median-divided avenue from Highwoods Boulevard to New Hope Church Road. Other improvements will include sidewalks, bicycle facilities, streetlights, and landscaping.

Carolina Pines Avenue
$10.6 million


This project proposes to add curb & gutter, sidewalks, bicycle facilities, streetlights, and landscaping to Carolina Pines Avenue from Lake Wheeler Road to South Saunders Street.

Leesville Road Part B
$11.6 million


This project would widen Leesville Road to a four-lane median-divided section from Westgate Road to Oneal Road at the Leesville school campus. The project scope will include curb & gutter, sidewalks, bicycle facilities, streetlights, and landscaping.

West Street Extension South
$10.0 million


A portion of this funding would allow the City to proceed with design of the proposed West Street Extension under the NC Railroad Corridor between Martin Street and Cabarrus Street, which provides a critical connection to the new Raleigh Union Station. The remaining funding would allow the City to provide a local match in order to pursue federal grant funding for the project.

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