Old Wake Forest Road and Dixie Forest Road Widening Project

Last updated Apr. 18, 2018 - 9:56 am
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Street Improvement Project
  • 4.8 Million
  • Roadway Design and Construction (Lead)
  • Wetherill Engineering, INC.

Current Activity

Updated March 26

Public Meeting

The City of Raleigh and our engineering design consultant, Wetherill Engineering, have completed the 25 percent preliminary design for the project and a meeting to show the details of the preliminary design and to receive comments from the community was held on Thursday, March 8.

For those interested in the project but unable to attend the meeting the public meeting presentation, project map, and meeting handout linked below.

Project Map




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)
Late Spring 2018Design 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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