The widening of Randall Parkway continues to move forward on schedule. Most of the work is taking place on the Western half of the road, adjacent to the pond and near Independence Blvd. In this phase of the project, major portions of the new Eastbound traffic lane are complete, as are drainage improvements and installation of some of the Gary Shell Cross City Trail. Relocation of utilities is still being conducted in the Eastern portion of Randall, closer to College Road, where the widening will also take place, but not until much of the Western portion is complete.
The 15-month 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 Ave, and up to Collegiate Drive, will get the cross city trail when the NC DOT 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.
Thank you for your patience as we work to improve traffic on this important corridor. For project information, call city engineering at 341-7807.