2019 Comprehensive Transportation Plan

DRAFT Comprehensive Transportation Plan now Available to view

The draft interactive Comprehensive Transportation Plan is available for viewing. It will be reviewed by the Steering Committees prior to a Joint public hearing with the Planning Board and Board of Commissioners. The Draft plan will then be submitted to the Board of Commissioners for adoption. Below is link to the interactive report.

Draft Comprehensive Transportation Plan


2019 Comprehensive Transportation Plan Overview

The Wake Forest Comprehensive Transportation Plan will accomplish several objectives and innovations in 2019, with final adoption planned for October 2019:

  • Consolidate and update four major planning documents that cover transportation, greenways, walking, and biking.

  • Create a new type of accessible plan that is designed to be read and explored, including interactive on-line content.

  • Develop concept designs for "hot spots" around town.

  • Revisit key policies embedded in the Town's ordinance; state-level initiatives; and acknowledge the impact of technology on how we move in, to, and around Wake Forest.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

Project Timeline

February 2018 - collect data, form steering committee, review existing / past plans, launch website

May 2018 - first project symposium, complete first survey, begin existing conditions + directions report

August 2018 - complete existing conditions + directions report, develop preliminary recommendations

May 2019 - present draft concepts at second symposium, launch second survey, results will help guide refinements

October 2019 - finalize draft; prepare and present final report to Town Commissioners for adoption

Public Meetings 

May 23, 2018

The Town of Wake Forest offered area residents two opportunities to share their transportation-related issues and concerns. As part of the process of developing the 2018 Comprehensive Transportation Plan, the Town hosted back-to-back public meetings at the Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 N. Main St. 

May 23 Meeting Summary

May 16, 2019

Public Meeting #2 will review the results of the recommendations for all transportation modes based on quantitative data and prior public input. The meeting will take place from 4-7 pm at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St.

Display Boards & Recommendations

Vision & Objectives (p 1)

Demographics - Population & Employment Densities (p 2)

Existing Conditions - Land Use, Development & Workplace Locations (p 3)

Traffic Volume, Crashes, Bicycle & Pedestrian Conditions (p 4)

Recommendations - Bicycle & Pedestrian Network (p 5)
This map shows existing and recommended bicycle and pedestrian network for the Town of Wake Forest and environs. Multiple discussions with the Town and the public denoted that there is a strong will to enhance active transportation network and these recommendations have been made to reflect that. Several new Multi-Use paths, Greenways and Bike Lanes have been recommended to expand the reach of non-motorized transport within Wake Forest.

Recommendations - Transit (p 6)

Recommendations - Roadways (p 7)
This map shows all recommended roadway improvements, including new roads, widening, adding bicycle lanes, etc. based on the data analysis and multiple rounds of discussion with the Town. Please note that US-1 Capital Boulevard Freeway has not been included in this map because it is currently in the design stage and final plans for all the service roads have not been made public yet.

Recommendations - Roadway Sections - Local & Minor Collector Streets (p 8)

Recommendations - Roadway Sections - Minor Collector Streets (p 9)

Recommendations - Roadway Sections - Major Collector Streets (p 10)

Recommendations - Roadway Sections - Major Collector Streets (p 11)

Recommendations - Roadway Sections - Major Collector & Arterial Streets (p 12)

Recommendations - Hotspot Intersections (p 13)

Forestville Road & Heritage Lake Road at Rogers Road
Retail Drive & Hampton Way at Durham Road
South Main Street at Rogers Road

Recommendations - Hotspot Intersections (p 14)

Burlington Mills Road at Ligon Mill Road
South Main Street at NC 98 Bypass (Dr. Calvin Jones Highway)
South Main Street at South Avenue

Special Recommendation - One-Way Loop (p 15)

Share Your Comments/Opinions

Public Comment Period - Friday, May 17, through Sunday, June 2

Please take a moment to review the roadway, bicycle and pedestrian network and transit recommendations (linked above) presented during the May 16 Public Information Meeting and share your thoughts and opinions via our online comment form or via Engage Wake Forest.


DRAFT Roadway Recommendations Interactive Map


DRAFT Bicycle & Pedestrian Recommendations Interactive Map


2018 Comprehensive Transportation Plan Survey 

The Town of Wake Forest is in the process of developing a Comprehensive Transportation Plan to address all modes of transportation, including driving, walking, biking and transit. As part of that effort, the Town conducted an online survey to gather input from area residents to help direct transportation planning efforts.  Survey input ended on May 31, 2018.

Survey Results

The Forum

Scroll down to view our blog posts about transportation from around here and from around the country. We'll add more as time goes on, but tell us what you would like to see and we'll research it for future posts.

Health & Walking
There are now so many articles reporting on research about the health benefits of walking more often that another one seems overkill. But Real Simple magazine hits all the highlights in their article: attention, disease prevention, and even touches on the economic aspects.

Completing the Street
Complete streets are places where people from 8 to 80 can travel by car, foot, bike, or bus. The Fall 2017 issue of InTransition covers a lot of ground in an easily readable and informative way.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a CTP?

The CTP is a long-range multimodal plan that identifies transportation needs and proposed recommendations for the next 25 to 30 years.

What will these recommendations include?

Recommendations will include improvements to highways and streets, bicycle routes, pedestrian infrastructure, and transit. These recommendations will be based off various aspects of geography, demographics, upcoming projects, and future travel patterns

What about other studies conducted in the past?

The goal of the CTP is to be a multi-modal plan that is inclusive of other plans. Development of the current update has included an evaluation of existing town plans and ordinances, a review of current and projected population and employment growth, a review of current and future project land use, a review of future development, and analysis on potential improvements.

What are the limitations of this CTP?

The CTP will recommend projects based on the Town’s future growth. This plan will not be financial constrained; nor will it not include a commitment of funds. This document will not act as a land use or utilities plan.  The CTP will not show the exact location or alignment of the road; it shows the intent of connection between two points.

How can I participate?

Attend the CTP Public Meeting and familiarize yourself with the recommendations. You can give your feedback and suggestions at the meeting to one of the facilitators present during the meeting.

What if I cannot make it to the meeting?

Materials presented at the meeting will be available online for public viewing during the two-week public comment period from May 17-31. You can view the meeting materials and provide your public comment via email to Suzette Morales or via our online comment form.

2019 Comprehensive Transportation Plan
Transportation Division Manager
Public Meeting - May 16, 2019
Online Comment Form
Technical Committee Meeting Minutes
Planning Committee Members

Mayor Vivian Jones

Commissioner Anne Reeve

Ray Boylston, Heritage

Alan Gibson, Heritage HOA

Ellen Turco, Historic District Commission

Brad Walker, Holding Village

Deanna Welker, Greenway Advisory Board

Mark Marley, Traditions

Scott Poole, Downtown, Inc.

Colleen Sharpe, Planning Board

Subir Mukherjee, West Wake Forest

Al Merritt, East End

Zee Khan, Technology Advisory Board 

Karen Mallo, St. Ives