Jones Ferry Road Protected Bike Lane Pilot Project

Project Installation

The Town of Carrboro will be installing a protected bike lane in the Eastbound lanes of Jones Ferry Road. The impacted are is located between the NC 54 Eastbound Ramps and Barnes Street. Workers will be present in the roadway beginning at 9:00a on August 11th and is expected to be completed before 4:00p. Work zone traffic control devices will be in place to protect workers performing the installation. Please use caution when driving through the work zone. Work is expected to be completed by the end of the day. Rain days for the installation would be either Thursday, August 12th or Wednesday, August 18th.

A map of the installation areas can be viewed here.

Project Background

In response to community interests, a pilot project for a protected bike lane on Jones Ferry Road has been developed. The goal of the pilot is to help determine the effectiveness of the proposed treatment as well as develop processes for maintenance and upkeep of a protected bike lane, in particular for snow removal. This project was developed and submitted through an encroachment agreement process with NCDOT, which was approved for installation in May 2021. The pilot project is expected to be in place for approximately one year (August 2021 through August 2022), and Town staff will be collecting supporting data (bike-ped counts and motor vehicle volume/speed) at regular intervals during the pilot.

Detailed plans that have been approved by NCDOT can be viewed here.

Additional feedback is needed from community members as to the effectiveness of the pilot project, please check back soon as we will be posting links to our survey!

Other opportunities will be provided to provide input over the duration of the pilot.

If you have any additional questions or comments, please contact:

Zachary Hallock
Transportation Planner