The widening of Randall Parkway is on schedule to be complete by early March, 2014.
The work on the western portion of the road, between Independence Boulevard and Kerr Avenue, is slated to wrap up by early October. The full width of this segment of the road, as well as the corresponding section of the Gary Shell Cross-City Trail, will be open at that time.
Traffic continues to flow through the work area, but motorists are urged to proceed with caution.
The Randall Parkway widening project, when complete, will alleviate heavy traffic in the vicinity of Kerr Avenue and College Road and add capacity for future traffic growth along the entire parkway. The project will also extend the Cross-City Trail from just past the Randall pond bridge to Marlboro Drive and add bike lanes on both sides of the road between Collegiate Drive and College Road. The middle section of Randall, from Marlboro Drive, across Kerr Avenue, and up to Collegiate Drive, will get the Cross-City Trail when the NCDOT does the Kerr Avenue widening project in 2014.
More than half of the Randall project’s $5.6 million budget comes from federal and state monies with most of the remaining funding coming from the 2006 voter-approved transportation bond.