Buck Jones Road Widening Project

Last updated Jan. 16, 2018 - 1:22 pm
  • 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 Tuesday, Jan. 16

Traffic Alert

Section of Buck Jones Road to Close Beginning Jan. 22

Beginning Monday, Jan. 22, Buck Jones Road from Fieldspring Lane /Xebec Way to Wilmot Drive will be closed from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. to accommodate construction activity related to Public Utility work.

Traffic entering Buck Jones Road from Jones Franklin Road will be detoured to Vann Street to Wilmot Drive to Buck Jones Road. Traffic from Buck Jones Road will be detoured Wilmot Drive to Vann Street to Jones Franklin Road.

Transit stops located in the impacted area will be relocated between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Construction crews will replace an old sanitary sewer main running between Xebec Way and Wilmot Drive. Access for residents and emergency services will be maintained at all times during the construction.

There is a temporary driveway in place for residence of Arbor Creek Apartments near the Little Sue Marketplace, and the contractor is scheduled to install a temporary walkway for pedestrian traffic within the next week.

Be aware there are lanes closures along the project corridor between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Please drive slowly through the work zone and watch for flagging operations.

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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.


Conceptual Buck Jones Road Typical Section


Project schedule with dates and descriptions
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
Late Summer 2018Project Completion


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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