Want to ask a question? Click here

When does the City of Wilmington hope to start on the four laning of Randall Parkway?

Julian March
StarNews

Traffic flows along Randall Parkway . Staff Photo BY KEN BLEVINS / WILMINGTON STAR NEWS

Q.  When does the City of Wilmington hope to start constuction on the four laning of Randall Parkway between Covil Avenue and College Road? I recall reading that construction was to start in the spring of 2010.

UPDATE: The project has begun, according to a release from the city issued Jan. 11, 2013:

Randall Parkway widening project now underway

Work on the Randall Parkway widening project began last month with vegetation clearing and has continued the last two weeks with construction of underground stormwater drainage improvements. Randall Pond had to be lowered while new stormwater drainage pipes were installed, but the pond will be refilled over the next week.

When complete, the 15-month project will alleviate heavy congestion that regularly occurs between Kerr Avenue to South College Road and will also extend the Cross-City Trail from Brailsford Drive to Marlboro Street. Most of the $5.6 million project is funded by federal and state monies and the 2006 voter-approved transportation bond. More information is available here.

PREVIOUS ANSWER: The city plans to advertise the project to contractors this summer and begin construction as early as the fall of 2012, said Malissa Talbert, a city spokeswoman.

Engineers had to update the project plans to adhere to 2012 state standards and revise the plans to accommodate an N.C. Department of Transportation project to widen Kerr Avenue.

Those revisions have been completed and the city has all the permits to widen about two miles of Randall Parkway between Independence Boulevard and South College Road. The project also includes the addition of bike lanes and sidewalks. The construction should last 15 months.

RELATED LINKS:

Is Randall Pond stocked with fish and is fishing allowed in the pond?

How can Randall Pond be used as an effective flood control tool when it appears to be at maximum capacity all the time?

Si Cantwell

Got a comment about this post or know more about the answer? Click here to let us know!


Bookmark and Share

X
Ask a question
X

Ask a question

If you’re looking for answers about living in coastal North Carolina, you’ve come to the right place. If we don’t have the answer to your question, we’ll find out or try to find someone who does. Hey, that’s our job! So, ask your question below and we’ll do our best to find the answer. Once we do, we’ll post it in an appropriate category.





Can we use your name to credit you by name (no e-mail or other contact information) with this question when we post an answer?
Yes
Your question:

Post a comment
X

Talk to us!

Have a comment about this post or know more about the answer? Use this form to let us know. Note that all comments are moderated and must be approved before they are posted, although you may see your own comments the first time you post them.





Your comment: