Wider roads part of Raleigh transportation bond
Posted June 24, 2013
Updated June 25, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — A $75 million transportation bond on the fall ballot in Raleigh will include 14 roadway improvements, sidewalk upgrades and some traffic calming projects.
The Raleigh City Council voted last week to put the bond issue before voters in October, but they waited until Monday to hammer out the details of what a bond would pay for, if approved.
The roadway improvements include widening Buck Jones, Mitchell Mill, Sandy Forks, Pleasant Valley, Tryon, Old Wake Forest, Rock Quarry, Blue Ridge and Poole roads. Also, improvements to Hillsborough Street, Six Forks Road, New Hope Church Road, Blount and Person streets downtown and New Bern Avenue.
If approved by voters, the bond would raise local property taxes by 1.12 cents per $100 of valuation.