Carolina Pines Avenue Street Improvement Project

Last updated Nov. 05, 2019 - 1:49 pm
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Street Improvements
  • $10.6 Million
  • Southwest
  • Roadway Design and Construction (Lead)
  • Lochner Inc. (Design Consultant)

Current Activity

Updated Nov. 5

We had a public meeting on Nov. 4. City staff and our design consultant, Lochner Inc., gave a brief presentation showing the preliminary design plans. Not able to attend the meeting? That is ok. All meeting documents and the presentation are linked in the meeting material section of this page.

Based on public feedback from the April 25, public meeting, other public engagement opportunities, and internal discussions, we are moving forward with design Alternative 2. This design includes a sidewalk on the north side of the street and a multi-use path on the south side. It also eliminates the bike lanes adjacent to the travel lanes and creates a buffer for the multi-use path. This option also has less right of way impact to property owners due to a narrower roadway footprint.

Justification to support Alternative 2

  • 93 percent of the public comments we received supported a multi-use path over bike lanes;
  • 68 Percent of the public comments received supported traffic calming measures along the roadway;
  • There was strong support for a roundabout at the intersection of Granite Street; and
  • The City is still considering the possibility of a roundabout at the Lake Wheeler Road intersection.

Summary

We will make improvements to Carolina Pines Avenue from Lake Wheeler Road to South Saunders Street.

This project will improve mobility and connectivity for pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular traffic while improving safety throughout this important corridor.

Improvements included in the project are:

  • A sidewalk on the north side of the street;
  • A multi-use path on the south side of the street;
  • Traffic calming measures, including two mini roundabouts;
  • Stormwater control;
  • Consolidated transit stops;
  • Landscaping; and,
  • Curb and gutter.

Schedule

Project schedule with dates and descriptions
DateDescription
April 25, 2019Pre-design Public Meeting
November 4, 2019Preliminary Plans Public Meeting
Late Spring 2020Design Plan Public Meeting
Summer 2020City Council Project Presentation
Spring 2021Complete Right of Way and Easement Acquisition
Spring 2021Advertise for Construction Bids
Summer 2021Award Construction Contract
Late Summer 2021Pre-construction Meeting
Summer 2023Project Complete

History

Carolina Pines Avenue has a mix of single family and multi-family residences. The current roadway lacks pedestrian and bicycle connections to nearby Carolina Pines Park.

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