Bridge, intersection work continues 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 is starting pavement work for the new lanes at the Rayford Road-Allegro Bend intersection. Allegro Bend at Rayford Road will be closed starting April 16 and is expected to reopen by the end of the month.
In the meantime, residents can use Cochran Park Trail to access Allegro Bend Boulevard.
The contractor also has started work on the storm sewer along Birnham Woods Drive north of Rayford Road. In addition, bridgework east of Spring Trails Park Drive will continue, as will completion of the concrete pavement along the new eastbound lanes.
Residents should expect additional detours as concrete pavement work continues at the intersections and tie-ins 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