A Public Improvement Bond Project
This project is part of the Northeast Corridor Infrastructure (NECI) Program. Its primary goals are to improve accessibility to transit and promote economic development.
- Provide safe pedestrian and bike access to the Blue Line Extension (BLE) University City Boulevard station.
- Provide safe pedestrian and bike access to Toby Creek Greenway.
- Address existing sight distance concerns along the corridor.
- Reduce the number of construction impacts associated with adjacent development along Rocky River Road west.
Rocky River Road West is a two lane, winding road with no accommodations for pedestrians or bicyclists. Several curves are very tight. Left-turn lanes exist at some, but not all, existing subdivision entrances.
This project will improve existing sight conditions at tight roadway curves as well as provide left turn lanes into the Arcadia development and the new Newell Elementary School. The project will also provide sidewalk and bike lanes on each side of Rocky River Rd West, providing a connection for several neighborhoods to access the proposed University City Boulevard Station along the Blue Line Extension, which is located on North Tryon Street between I-85 Connector and City Boulevard. See a typical section of the improvements below.