Construction contracts expected in 2024 for Blue Ridge Road widening project

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North Carolina Construction News staff writer

Construction is expected to begin in 2024 to widen the Blue Ridge Road corridor from Duraleigh Road to Crabtree Valley Avenue in Raleigh.

Work will include widening a segment of Blue Ridge Road from Duraleigh Road to Crabtree Valley Avenue to three lanes with:

  • Curb and gutter
  • Pedestrian culvert
  • Sidewalks; and
  • A multi-use path

The city is receiving federal funding for a portion of the $26.6 million project that is being split into two sections for construction.

Blue Ridge Road South is from Duraleigh Road to just east of Homewood Banks Drive and is scheduled to advertise for construction contracts Summer 2023 and start construction Fall 2023.

Blue Ridge Road North is from just east of Homewood Banks Drive to Crabtree Valley Avenue and is tentatively scheduled to begin construction in mid 2024.

Roadway Design & Construction is leading the project, working with Kimley Horn (Design Consultant).

Duke Energy has finished  their utility relocation work. However, other private utility companies are currently relocating underground and above ground lines along the corridor.

The design team has submitted the advanced designs to NCDOT for review, a process expected to take three to four months. Once design plans are approved the team will start the permitting process and the project will be advertised for construction contracts, likely in winter 2024.

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