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Orr Road Extension


Orr Road Extension Project
This project will provide a new street connection by extending Orr Road from N. Tryon Street to Austin Drive.

What's happened?  City staff is working with in-house design staff to identify proposed concepts. A public meeting was held June 26 to introduce the project.

What's next? The project team will finalize planning and move into the design phase.

Who to contact? 

A 2014 Public Improvement Project

This project originated from the North East Corridor Infrastructure Program (NECI) planning effort. The project is proposed to provide a new street connection by extending Orr Road from N. Tryon Street to Dawn Circle and to Austin Drive.

The conceptual cross section includes two travel lanes, bike lanes, curb & gutter, sidewalk & planting strip and street trees.  The project will replace left turn access to and from N. Tryon Street that will be lost when the Blue Line Extension (BLE) project eliminates left turns at Austin Drive.  Also, extending Orr Road adds another access point into the southern part of the Hidden Valley neighborhood which helps alleviate potential congestion at Arrowhead Road.

Project Goals:
  • Develop full turning capabilities at Orr Road & N. Tryon Street/BLE.
  • Improve accessibility to Hidden Valley neighborhood and the Old Concord Road Station.
  • Promote economic development by providing infrastructure to support and encourage transit supportive development.

The project limits are from N. Tryon Street to Austin Drive. Click here to view the concept plan.

Project Funding:  TBD
This project is proposed to be funded through voter approved bonds in 2014 and 2016.    The budget is conceptual and includes estimates of all costs associated with the project such as planning and design, acquisition of right of way, utility relocation, consultant fees, construction, and landscaping. The project team will manage this project through a four stage process. During the Planning & Design Phase, a final budget will be determined.   Click here  to learn how City projects are selected, designed and built.

How You Can Get Involved
Community meetings will be scheduled during the Planning Phase where residents can share ideas and ask questions of members of the Project Team.  See below for the latest list of upcoming meetings. There will also be additional opportunities to be involved through social media.

Community Meetings
A community meeting was held June 26 to introduce the project.  Another meeting will be held in mid-October.