Projects

PROBLEM How to enhance the comfort and safety of pedestrians using signalized crosswalks at intersections with right turn lanes without significantly affecting the capacity of the intersection?  The solution takes the idea of the leading pedestrian interval and puts it on steroids, we call it “LPI Plus”.    INNOVATION The City of Charlotte had previously…

For many years, Wake County worked toward developing a plan for the next stage of transit growth. The most recent effort, the Wake County Transit Plan of 2012, reflected a desire to introduce both an improved countywide network and a core rapid transit corridor—goals that may still be widely supported. However, the plan attracted questions…

Project Owner:  City of Raleigh Urban Design Center Planners: Design Workshop & Stantec Project Website The impetus for this project was the desire of the City of Raleigh to create an implementable and broadly supported plan for the Six Forks Road corridor. This plan should provide the basis for the transformation of Six Forks Road to…

Owner: City of Kinston, NCDOT Division Engineer: Stewart Engineering NCDOT Bicycle/Pedestrian Unit, NCDOT Division 2, and the City of Kinston are partnering to develop a three‐mile long greenway along the Neuse River that will connect several regional destinations, parks, and trails to the city’s thriving downtown core. As part of the Riverwalk project, project engineers…

Part of the I‐485 Outer Loop and I‐85 widening projects, the improvements convert the existing I‐85/485 interchange in northeast Charlotte to a “turbine interchange,” a new concept and design first for North Carolina. NCDOT originally planned to build a traditional multi‐level interchange at this location, but the innovative design saved an estimated $50 million on…

Owner: City of Asheville Engineer/Designer: Cole Jenest & Stone, Mattern & Craig In April 2012, Colorado‐based New Belgium Brewing announced they had selected Asheville NC as the location for their second brewery. With the addition of the new industrial facility in “Beer City USA,” the City of Asheville worked to design and is now completing…

Owner: City of Raleigh Scheduled to open in 2017, this new passenger rail station will replace Raleigh’s existing and inadequate Amtrak Station. Raleigh Union Station is a joint initiative of NCDOT’s Rail Division and the City of Raleigh, with assistance from the regional transit authority GoTriangle, and the recipient of two federal TIGER stimulus grants…

Owner: City of Greensboro Engineering: Kimley-Horn & Associates Awarded the 2014 Best Project of the Year Award by ITE International Management & Operations/ITS Council, the Greensboro project rehabilitated and expand the City’s computerized traffic signal system—the largest North Carolina signal system design to date. The new network interconnects not only traffic signals, but also City…