Buck Jones Road Widening
Type: Road Widening
Affected Counties: Wake
Estimated Cost: $8,165,000.00
The City of Raleigh initiated the Buck Jones Road Widening project and it was authorized as part of the 2008-09 Capital Improvement Program.
The plans include widening Buck Jones Road to a three-lane roadway. The 1.4 mile stretch in question begins near Farm Gate Road to Xebec Way, near Jones Franklin Road. The proposed improvements also include:
- Sidewalks (on both sides)
- Bicycle lanes
- Curbs and gutters
- Culvert replacement near Bashford Road
- New streetlights
According to the City of Raleigh, the goal of this project is to address Buck Jones “inadequate turn lane accommodations,” improve access to southwest Raleigh, increase pedestrian mobility and safety and prepare for future traffic volumes.
In 2007, Buck Jones was the site of a deadly pedestrian accident when a car ran off the road and hit two men at a bus stop.
Currently Buck Jones Road sees approximately 10,400 vehicles per day, but that number is expected to increase to 12,800 by 2035.
- Raleigh News & Observer: “Wake GOP opposes Raleigh’s $75 million transportation bond“
- Midtown Raleigh News: “Raleigh wants feedback on Buck Jones Road overhaul“
- Triangle Business Journal: “Street widenings part of Raleigh transpo bond“
- Raleigh Public Record: “City Has Backlog of Unfunded Street Projects“
- WRAL: “Buck Jones residents willing to give to get“
- Raleigh News & Observer: “City wants public input for plan to widen Buck Jones Road“
Click here to see the City’s design and maps.
- 25% Design Public Meeting – November, 2010
- 65% Design Public Meeting – January, 2012
- 90% Design Public Meeting – June, 2013
- City Council Public Hearing – Fall, 2013
- Right of way Acquisition – Late 2013-Summer 2014
- Construction – Fall 2014
Right of way acquisition is expected to begin in the Fall of 2013, after the public hearing, but may be pushed back further.
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