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Raleigh to devise traffic plan for Crabtree Valley area

Posted March 3, 2009

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— The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to begin a transportation study for the Crabtree Valley area.

The study, estimated to cost $250,000, will attempt to develop a long-range transportation strategy for the area surrounding Crabtree Valley Mall. Residents and business owners in the area will provide input for the study.

Traffic along the Glenwood Avenue corridor is expected to grow by as much as 70 percent by 2035, officials said.

The City Council recently decided to remove a proposed $30 million Crabtree Valley Avenue Extension, between Glenwood Avenue and Creedmoor Road, from the city’s Comprehensive Plan.

The road project faced several obstacles, including leased property and Crabtree Creek in its path.

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  • dmccall Mar 3, 2009

    How many times are we going to "analyze" this area? Isn't this the third major evaluation of the area in the last 15 years?

  • CherryDarling Mar 3, 2009

    Hmmm... a $250,000 traffic STUDY...

    "Traffic in that area is bad."

    There - that one was for FREE!

  • bushisaretard Mar 3, 2009

    For a $100K, I'll tell them how to fix it...and I'm a civil engineer.

  • 12345_here Mar 3, 2009

    The Creedmore Valley Extension would extend from the back of the Mall (road running between blue ridge and Creedmore) Across Crabtree Creek and hit Glenwood somewhere around the base of the Big Hill going towards Durham

    I think if more people where aware of Coming in via Blue Ridge and Creedmore that traffic would be better . However the real issues are the Beltline on and off ramps. The capacity that exists there is poor.

  • xxxxxxxxxxxxx Mar 3, 2009

    "The City Council recently decided to remove a proposed $30 million Crabtree Valley Avenue Extension, between Glenwood Avenue and Creedmoor Road, from the city’s Comprehensive Plan."

    I'm trying to visualize this. I used to live over there but I've been in Durham for 10 years, and I know that a lot of things have changed. Don't Glenwood and Creedmoor Rd run perpendicular to each other - hence that intersection right at Crabtree Mall by Sears? How can they build an extension between them?

  • MyNameIsMud Mar 3, 2009

    Very much needed. There should be dedicated lanes for Beltline access, a flyover lane, or just make it a double-decker road.