New Traffic-Calming Projects

posted Aug 30, 2012, 6:25 PM by Reid Serozi

The City of Raleigh’s goal is to complete three major traffic-calming projects and eight to 10 minor projects a year on residential streets.

Major projects would entail significant modification to a street, including installing curb extensions, median islands, bulb-outs or traffic circles. Minor projects would typically include speed humps or speed tables.

Below are major traffic-calming projects that are currently in the design process:

• Kaplan Drive from Kent Road to Melbourne Road;
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Brookside Drive from Watauga Street to Glascock Street;
• Glascock Street from Norris Street to North Raleigh Boulevard;

• Rainwater Road from Spring Forest Road to Hunting Ridge Road; and,
• Milburnie Road from Raleigh Boulevard to Chatham Lane;

Minor traffic-calming projects are listed in two categories: minor projects beginning the construction process and minor projects in the design process. Minor projects beginning the construction process are:

• Shelley Road from North Hills Drive to Six Forks Road;
• Rose Lane from Maplewood Road to Poole Road;
• Baugh Street from Old Buffaloe Road to Starmount Drive;
• Northbook Drive from North Hills Drive to Pamlico Drive;
• Wimbleton Drive to its two intersections with Shelley Road;
 Glascock Street from Wake Forest Road to Norris Street;
• Merrie Road from Avent Ferry Road to Merwin Road; and,
• East Rowan Street from Six Forks Road to Lakemont Drive.

Minor traffic-calming projects proceeding through the design phase are;

• Lake Boone Trail from Dixie Trail to Brooks Avenue;
• Southgate Drive from Rock Quarry Road to Red Quartz Drive;
• Southgate Drive from Star Sapphire Drive to Red Quartz Drive;
• Beverly Drive from Little John Road to Poole Road;
• Neuse Crossing Drive from Cashew Drive to Mitchell Mill Road;
• Marcom Street from Stovall Drive to Varsity Drive; and,
• Rumson Road from Marlborough Road to Barksdale Drive.

The City Council is scheduled to receive an update on traffic-calming projects at its Sept. 18 meeting.

For more information about the City of Raleigh’s traffic-calming efforts, including the citizen petition process, contact Traffic Calming Coordinator Thomas Fiorello at 919-996-4066 or Thomas.Fiorello@raleighnc.gov; or visit the City’s website at www.raleighnc.gov.

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