Old Wake Forest Road and Dixie Forest Road Widening Project

Last updated Feb. 21, 2018 - 1:00 pm
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Street Improvement Project
  • 4.8 Million
  • Roadway Design and Construction (Lead)
  • Wetherill Engineering, INC.

Current Activity

Posted February 21

Public Meeting

The City of Raleigh and our engineering design consultant, Wetherill Engineering, have completed the 25 percent preliminary design for the project and have setup a meeting to show the details of the preliminary design and to receive comments from the community.

When: March 8
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
1905 Millbrook Exchange Park Community Center, Spring Forest Rd.

Beginning at 6:15 p.m., the public meeting will convene and a short presentation will be made that will provide a brief overview of the project and the preliminary project design. At the conclusion of the presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions or make comments concerning the design.


The proposed improvements consist of widening Old Wake Forest Road and Dixie Forest Road between Capital Boulevard and Spring Forest Road. (US1). Roadway improvements will include:

  • Curb and gutter
  • Sidewalks on both sides of the roadway
  • Bicycle lanes
  • Streetlights
  • Landscaping
  • New railroad bridge


Project schedule with dates and descriptions
February 2018Public Meeting - 25% Plan
Spring 2018Public Meeting - 65% Plan
Late Spring 2018Public Hearing
Winter 2019Complete Right of Way and Easement Acquisition
Winter 2019Advertise for Construction Contract
Spring 2019Award Construction Contract
Summer 2021Project Completion


The Old Wake Forest Road Widening Project was partially funded by the 2013 Transportation Bond referendum.

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