Traffic signal work starts along Rayford Road widening project
Project Update: Traffic signal construction work has started at two of the four intersections that will be signalized along the Rayford Road -Birnham Woods Drive widening and intersection improvement project. Workers are pouring foundations and placing underground cable at the Rayford Road-Harmony Woods/Allegro Bend Boulevard and Rayford Road-Harmony Creek/Harmony Forest Boulevard intersections.
When construction is completed, traffic signals will replace all-way stops at the following 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.
In addition to the signal work, D&W Contractors is working on placing the rails on the bridge just east of Spring Trails Park Drive. The contractor also is working on the left-turn lane on the bridge from Rayford Road turning onto Spring Trails Park Drive.
D&W also is continuing with main lane pours while excavating and prepping for pavement at Birnham Woods Drive and Rayford Road. Residents should expect traffic delays and adjustments at the Rayford Road-Birnham Woods Drive intersection with the roadwork at that location.
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. It is a 360-calendar day contract.