Blue Ridge Road Widening Project

Last updated Jan. 04, 2019 - 12:41 pm
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Road Widening
  • 14 Million
  • Roadway Design and Construction (Lead)
  • Kimley Horn (Design Consultant)

Current Activity

Updated Jan. 4

Public Meeting: Preliminary Plans

The City had a public meeting on Thursday, July 12 at the Laurel Hills Community Center to discuss the preliminary plans for the Blue Ridge Road Widening Project.

The public meeting began with a short presentation after which the design consultant and City staff were on hand to answer questions and receive comments from the surrounding community.

The City received comments from residents, property owners, and commuters after the public meeting. The comments and the City’s responses are provided below.

Public Meeting Comments & Responses

The City will hold another public meeting this spring to show the public the latest design plans and explain some of the revisions that were made to accommodate many of the concerns of the public during the first public meeting.

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

Summary

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.

Schedule

Project schedule with dates and descriptions
DateDescription
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

History

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

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