Blount St./Person St./Wake Forest Rd. Alternatives

Phase 1 implementation of the Blount/Person Corridor Study will add bike lanes on Wake Forest Rd. and Blount/Person Streets through the whole of Downtown, from Brookside Drive to Hoke Street. 

Three alternatives are being considered for the implementation through the Person St. Business District only (Person St. from Peace St. to Wake Forest Rd.):

  • One-way operation with bike lanes and parking – convert from 3 one-way northbound lanes to 2 one-way northbound lanes with a bike lane and up to 19 on-street parking spaces; traffic operates at levels-of-service A/B.
  • Two-way operation only – convert to two-way operation with 2 northbound and 1 southbound lanes, add sharrows in both directions, no new parking; traffic operates at levels-of-service A/B.
  • Two-way operation, bike lane, and parking – convert from 3 one-way northbound lanes to 1 lane in each direction with a northbound bike lane and up to 19 on-street parking spaces; traffic operates at levels-of-service D/E.