Rayford Road-Birnham Woods Drive widening and signalization project:
Widening, intersection improvements completed; final signal work starts
Project Update: Contractor D&W has completed all road construction along Rayford Road between Waterbend Cove and Birnham Woods Drive and at the Rayford-Birnham Woods Drive intersection.
Road striping and signage installation also has been completed, with the final work finished last week at the Rayford Road-Birnham Woods Drive intersection. The contractor was placing final sod and hydroseeding this week, and also is working on punch-list items and cleaning up the job site.
With the contractor’s work finished, the final improvements on this project will involve construction of the traffic signals at the Rayford Road-Birnham Woods Drive intersection.
Traffic signals already are operating at the Rayford Road intersections with Harmony Woods/Allegro Bend Boulevard and Harmony Creek/Harmony Forest Boulevard. Power still needs to be turned on for the signals at the Rayford Road-Spring Trails Park intersection.
Motorists are reminded to use caution through the work zone and pay attention to signage.
Traffic signals are replacing 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 widened 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 was constructed on the south side of the existing Rayford Road lanes to create the two new eastbound lanes. The existing road now makes up the two westbound lanes along that stretch. Left-turn lanes also were added for eastbound and westbound traffic at most intersections.
The construction included a new bridge for eastbound Rayford Road traffic just east of Spring Trails Park Drive.
The project also involved 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 now 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.