Main Street Extension in Holly Springs
NCDOT Project # U-5318
Holly Springs Project # 08-035
Type: Road extension, new intersection
Affected Counties: Wake
Estimated Cost: $8,710,000
The Main Street Extension project is an initiative by the City of Holly Springs to extend Main Street southward from the NC 55 Bypass/NC 55 (Main Street) and Ralph Stephens Road intersection to Piney Grove Wilbon Road.
According to The Cary News, This will give drivers traveling north on Piney Grove-Wilbon a "straight shot" up to the NC 55 Bypass, instead of the current route many take up Avent Ferry Road.
The design also plans to realign Ralph Stephens Road, from where it currently curves towards the NC 55 Bypass and extend it straight to Piney Grove Wilbon Road. This extension will create a new intersection (design includes a traffic signal) between Ralph Stephens Road and the proposed Main Street Extension.
The City estimates the total amount of road construction will be 1.7 miles. The typical road sections will 4-lane roadways with a median, curb and gutter. The design also includes 5-foot bicycle lanes and 5-foot sidewalks on each side. The two travel lanes in each direction would be twelve feet wide and the raised grass median would vary from 9.5 feet to approximately 15 feet, depending on the need for turn lanes at intersections. The project also includes street lighting.
According to the City, the purpose of the project is to improve connectivity in Holly Springs and traffic, especially throughout southern Holly Springs. They estimate that this will reduce the amount eastbound left-turning traffic at the "critical intersection" of Avent Ferry Road and NC 55 Bypass by 25%.
The project was identified by Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO)/NCDOT Southwest Area Study as a "high priority project" and has received several federal grants through the Locally Administered Projects Program.
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- Right-of-way acquisition- currently underway
- Construction- slated to begin in 2014-2015 and completed by 2016-2017
Right-of-way acquisition is currently underway. The City of Holly Springs has budgeted $1,430,000 for property takings and final design.
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