Bridge, intersection work underway along Rayford Road-Birnham Woods Drive project
Project Update: The Rayford Road-Birnham Woods Drive widening, intersection improvement and signalization project started at the end of October. D&W Contractors recently completed pavement work for the new lanes at the Rayford Road-Cochran Park Trail intersection. This week, the contractor is working on the Rayford Road-Spring Trails Park Drive intersection, which will be closed as the new pavement is completed. In addition, work started on the new bridge for the eastbound lanes just east of Spring Trails Park Drive. D&W started placing the pilings for the bridge late last week. Residents should expect additional detours as concrete pavement work continues at the intersections along the project.
Scope of project: The project will widen Rayford Road to four lanes from approximately 40 feet east of Waterbend Cove to approximately 400 feet east of Birnham Woods Drive. A new concrete roadway will be constructed on the south side of the existing Rayford Road lanes to create the two new eastbound lanes. The existing road will be for the two westbound lanes along that stretch. Left-turn lanes also will be added for eastbound and westbound traffic at most of the intersections.
The construction includes an additional bridge for eastbound Rayford Road traffic just east of Spring Trails Park Drive.
The project also involves constructing a traffic signal at the Rayford Road-Birnham Woods intersection and widening Birnham Woods Drive to four lanes from approximately 600 feet north of Rayford Road to approximately 600 feet south of Rayford Road. All four Rayford Road-Birnham Woods Drive intersection approaches will have a dedicated left-turn lane.
Contract length: 360 calendar days