The City of Raleigh is starting construction on the Blue Ridge Road Bike-Ped Improvement Project in mid-July.
Work will create bike and pedestrian connectivity along Blue Ridge Road from Trinity Road to Reedy Creek Road. The 10-foot multi-use path will increase connectivity to various parts of the city, including the Museum of Art, Umstead Park, and the Reedy Creek Trail. Also, the Reedy Creek intersection will be the first protected intersection built in the city.
Phase I included planning and development with public involvement, which helped to dictate the preliminary plans for the project.
Phase II of the project includes completing final design plans through construction.
The project is expected to cost $5.5 million and the contractors are the City of Raleigh Department of Transportation, A. Morton Thomas & Associates, Inc.
On April 5, city council approved the construction bid award to Fred Smith Company. Pre-construction work is underway and the contractor is scheduled to start construction in mid-July.