Capital Area MPO Leesville Road SRTS Project
The Leesville Road Safe Routes to School Project is one of the many projects funded through the Capital Area MPO's Locally Administered Projects Program
The City of Raleigh has been working with Leesville Community to design a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) project for the Leesville Road Schools. The project will install new sidewalks and bicycle facilities along O'Neal Drive, Pride Way, Country Trail, and on the school property. Additional improvements include curb ramps and crosswalks at the four intersections in the study area and pedestrian signals at O’Neal Drive/Leesville Road.
This project was the product of the efforts of area neighborhoods and schools, initially conceived in response to a 2012 crash where a Leesville Road high school student was hit by driver while crossing the street. In response, the Leesville Community Safety Taskforce was formed by local residents, school administrators, and City staff and police officers, amongst others. The group aimed to raise awareness of bicycle and pedestrian safety concerns in the Leesville Community, to share and plan safety activities, and to develop a plan to improve the existing infrastructure so that residents are able to safely walk and bike in and around their neighborhood. That plan is now funded with help from a Capital Area MPO LAPP program; and will be constructed as early as this fall.
The City staff and project consultants have been working on construction plans in coordination with the Leesville schools. A public meeting was held on Thursday, June 23rd from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Leesville Road High School Media Center to review the plans.
Please go online to the project website, or go to www.raleighnc.gov and search “Leesville SRTS”. Please submit comments no later than July 8th by phone or email to Mr. Todd Delk at (919) 996-2661, or firstname.lastname@example.org. The City looks forward hearing your comments and suggestions.