Stadium Drive Complete Street Project

The Town of Wake Forest is implementing a Complete Street vision along Stadium Drive (SR1930) from Capital Boulevard (US-1) to North Wingate Street (SR 1954). This will improve both vehicle and pedestrian safety as well as traffic flow. Utility relocations are already underway and construction is anticipated to start in spring 2018 and be completed by winter 2019.

Wake Forest Bond Referendum Logo 2014Improvements
The typical section includes three lanes with curb and gutter, left-turn lanes at intersections and driveways, a 10-ft wide multi-use path on the south side, five-ft wide sidewalks on the north side, wide striped shoulders on each side of the roadway, a pedestrian refuge island, high visibility crosswalks and ramps, and accessible transit stops.

Project Schedule

2012 Town secured $300,000 STP-DA grant from the Locally Administered Projects Program (LAPP)
April 2013 Town received funding authorization from NCDOT to begin design
September 2013 Board of Commissioners approved Kimley-Horn & Associates as project engineers
January 2014 Design Start: Town staff and Kimley-Horn & Associates met to discuss preliminary design details and project timeline
February 2014 Citizen Information Workshop: Project information sheet and draft renderings were displayed and discussed at the workshop.
May 22, 2014 Second Citizen Information Workshop regarding improvements to Stadium Drive and view the proposed location of the gateway feature.
View/Download - Project information sheet and draft renderings
2015 Design completed
June 2015

Town secured $3.3 million STP-DA grant from the Locally Administered Projects Program (LAPP) to support right-of-way acquisition and construction

March 2016-
May 2017

Right-of-way acquisition
September 2017- March 2018 Electric Utility Relocation
September 27, 2017 Construction Authorization Approved by NCDOT
November 1, 2017  Bids Received for construction
December 19, 2017 Town of Wake Forest Board of Commission Approves Resolution for Construction Contract
April 2018 Start of Construction

Early 2020

Anticipated Project Completion

June 2018 Update

  • Utilities are in the process of being relocated up to North Wingate Street
  • Water meters are being reset along entire corridor
  • Stormwater is being installed from Glenco Drive to McDowell Drive
  • FSC is prepping for installation of a new waterline 
  • Lane closures and traffic shifts will be necessary during this phase of work