Old Wake Forest Road and Dixie Forest Road Widening Project

Last updated Oct. 23, 2018 - 10:03 am
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Street Improvement Project
  • 13 Million
  • Roadway Design and Construction (Lead)
  • Wetherill Engineering, INC.

Current Activity

Updated Aug. 27

The City’s design consultant is working on the design plans.


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
March 8, 2018Preliminary Plans Public Meeting (25% plan)
Winter 2019Design Plan Public Meeting (65% Plan)
Late Spring 2019Complete Right of Way and Easement Acquisition
Late Spring 2019Advertise for Construction Contract
Summer 2019Award Construction Contract
Fall 2021Project Completion


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

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