Rayford work nearly complete; lane construction continues at Birnham Woods intersection
Project Update: Contractor D&W has completed the concrete tie-ins along Rayford Road at the far west and east ends of the project. The contractor also recently completed the left-turn lane on the bridge from Rayford Road turning onto Spring Trails Park Drive. Final striping along Rayford Road is ongoing.
D&W now will focus on completing the turn lanes and widening of the road at the Rayford-Birnham Woods Drive intersection.
Traffic signal work will restart at the Rayford Road-Spring Trails Park Drive intersection this coming week. Construction and installation of the traffic signals at the Rayford-Birnham Woods Drive intersection will come near the end of the project as D&W makes progress on completing roadwork at that intersection.
Motorists are reminded to use caution through the work zone and pay attention to signage. Power is turned on for the new traffic signals at Rayford Road and Harmony Woods/Allegro Bend Boulevard as well as Rafyrod and Harmony Creek/Harmony Forest. The traffic signals will remain in flash as a four-way stop during this phase of the project.
When the Rayford Road-Birnham Woods Drive project is completed, traffic signals will replace all-way stops at these intersections:
- Rayford Road and Birnham Woods Drive
- Rayford Road and Harmony Woods/Allegro Bend Boulevard
- Rayford Road and Spring Trails Park Drive
- Rayford Road and Harmony Creek/Harmony Forest Boulevard
Pedestrian signal poles and crosswalks will be included as part of the intersection signalization.
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 traffic signals at the Rayford Road intersections with Birnham Woods, Harmony Woods/Allegro Bend, Spring Trails Park Drive and Harmony Creek/Harmony Forest. Birnham Woods Drive also will be widened 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: The Rayford Road-Birnham Woods Drive widening, intersection improvement and signalization project started at the end of October 2020 and is nearing completion.