Residents & businesses invited to complete South Main Street Corridor Study survey, attend September 13 open house

Thursday, August 17, 2023 - 10:54am

The Town of Wake Forest is in the process of conducting a study to evaluate the access and mobility of the South Main Street corridor. The initiative will also recommend ways to improve the safety, comfort, access, and multimodal mobility for everyone that uses the corridor, including drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians.

Citizen input is the cornerstone of the South Main Street Corridor Study. Residents and businesses are invited to visit and complete their respective online survey.  Residents and businesses are also invited to use the online mapping survey to identify issues and opportunities along the South Main Street corridor. The surveys take less than 10 minutes to complete and will be available through Sunday, Sept. 17.

South Main Street/US 1A is an NCDOT-owned and maintained roadway extending from Capital Boulevard/US1 to South Ave, with the study focusing on the roadway between Capital Boulevard/US1 to Dr. Calvin Jones Highway/NC 98 Bypass.

As one of the major vehicular connections in Town, the corridor is heavily travelled. Uncontrolled access and limited multimodal infrastructure have created significant safety concerns throughout the corridor. The 2019 Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) indicated high levels of crashes on the corridor.

Scheduled for completion by the spring of 2024, the South Main Street Corridor Study has two main goals: 1) Evaluate existing roadway capacity and volume, safety, future traffic growth, impacts to cultural and historic resources, and multi-modal access; and 2) Provide a high-level concept design of the entire corridor with recommended solutions for access management, intersections, and multi-modal connectivity along the corridor.

For more information and updates about the South Main Street Corridor Study, visit and search “South Main Corridor” or contact Long Range Planning Manager Brad West at 919-435-9542 or [email protected].