RIDGE ROAD/CHUB LAKE STREET INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS

Roxboro, N.C.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

We provided engineering design and survey services to the City of Roxboro for this Locally Administered Projects Program (LAPP) project funded by a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) grant through NCDOT.

The original intersection of Chub Lake Street with Ridge Road and Crestwood Drive had a few design issues that led to dangerous conditions for its frequent commuters. The offset configuration of the intersection prevented visibility for people turning left, since they couldn’t see who was coming up the hill on the other side. The driving traffic was also over the original capacity of the road. Left turn congestion in the left-and-straight lane was high, especially at rush hour, and it magnified the safety problems.

The original scope for this project included adding a left turn lane, signalization and improving the intersection’s general geometrics –creating a design that diminished the effect of the hill on the intersection. However, while we were in right of way acquisition coordination phase, the City of Roxboro purchased an adjacent parcel of land to the road. This allowed our team to realign the road, eliminating the original offset of the intersection. Besides these services, we also assisted the City with ROW/easement assessments and platting.