The extension of two streets, Pullen Road and Bilyeu Street, are now officially open to traffic. The extension’s route directly links North Carolina State University (NCSU’s) Main and Centennial campuses. This project will serve as the primary bus route for NCSU’s transit system. This allows for smoother mobility and easier transportation access for students, professors, and staff, while also improving safety and reducing congestion at the intersection of Western Boulevard and Avent Ferry Road.
The extension also includes a roundabout, bike lanes, and a multi-use path. Ramey Kemp & Associates, Inc. (RKA) coordinated with the City, NCSU, the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh, and the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) throughout the extent of this project. Specifically, RKA completed the traffic analysis, planning, and design for the extension. This project is vital in the future growth of NCSU’s campuses and other developments surrounding the area, including Dorothea Dix Park. The project has been on the City of Raleigh’s master plan since the early 1970s, and was finally executed at the beginning of this year, demonstrating the significant growth and success the City is experiencing. With the new extension, commuters are able to walk and bike along the corridor, promoting an active and healthy lifestyle.