The N.C. Department of Transportation identified a final design for each bridge being replaced. In coordination with the city of Raleigh, NCDOT held a public meeting Aug. 18, 2016, to introduce the contractor, Morrisville-based Zachry Construction, and to present the final design and provide more detailed information about what to expect during construction.
Construction began in September 2016.
Capital Boulevard and Peace Street Interchange
The diamond-style interchange at Capital Boulevard and Peace Street was replaced with what's called a "square loop" interchange – Alternative P5 – using Johnson Street and Harrington Street (which was extended to Peace Street) in the southwest quadrant. A new diamond-style ramp was added in the southeast quadrant and another diamond-style ramp replaced the ramp in the northeast quadrant.
Bike lanes were added to Peace Street between the interchange ramp termini, and sidewalks were widened to 14 feet along Peace Street and most of the square loop.
Capital Boulevard and Wade Avenue Interchange
The "trumpet-style" interchange – Alternative W-Base at Capital Boulevard and Wade Avenue was replaced with a new trumpet-style interchange. The new ramps were next to the existing ramps so traffic could use the interchange during most of construction.
Sidewalks were added on both sides of Wade Avenue. A new greenway extends from West Street under the Wade Avenue bridge to the off-ramp from Capital Boulevard to Wade Avenue.
A 10-foot planted median was added along Capital Boulevard between Peace Street and Wade Avenue.