Old Wake Forest Road Widening Project

Last updated Jan. 11, 2018 - 1:58 pm
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Street Improvement Project
  • 4.8 Million
  • Roadway Design and Construction (Lead)
  • Wetherill Engineering, INC.

Current Activity

Posted December 19

The design phase has begun the first public meeting is tentatively scheduled for February 2018.


The project will widen Old Wake Forest Road to a 4-lane divided roadway from Atlantic Avenue/Litchford Road to capital Boulevard (US1). Roadway improvements will include:

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

The project will also add curb and gutter and sidewalks to a section of Dixie Forest Road.


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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