City council members on Monday approved details of a project that will place sidewalks on both sides of Capital Boulevard from Spring Forest Road to Old Wake Forest Road.
Members signed off Tuesday on the project's design, permits and the bidding phase of the project, which is to begin to next summer and be completed next fall. to provide two-stage crossings. The goal of the $625,000 project is to allow pedestrians safe crossing on Capital Boulevard.
Under the plan design, sidewalks six feet wide will be built between six feet and more than 50 feet from the edge of the pavement. Additional features include high-visibility crosswalks, push-buttons at intersection with signals, and transit shelter pads at bus stops.
Pedestrian islands to allow for crossing in two stages will be placed in the median of Capital Boulevard intersections with Oak Forest Drive, Sumner Boulevard, and Old Wake Forest Road.
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A federal grant paid for 80 percent of the plan with a 20 percent match from Raleigh. A similar split will pay for construction.
Visit www.raleighnc.gov and search for "Capital Boulevard Pedestrian Improvements Project."