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Raleigh to devise traffic plan for Crabtree Valley area

Posted March 3, 2009 3:34 p.m. EST

— 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.