US 1/Capital Boulevard Improvements public meeting Oct. 29

Town of Wake Forest News

The NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will host a public meeting about proposed improvements along US 1/Capital Boulevard on Monday, Oct. 29, from 4-7 p.m. at Wake Forest Baptist Church, 107 E. South Ave. This meeting was originally scheduled for Oct. 11 but postponed due to concerns about Hurricane Michael.

The meeting will have an informal, open house-style format, so there will not be a formal presentation. Attendees may come any time between 4 and 7 p.m. to view the conceptual designs and ask questions. Information at both meetings will be the same.

The NCDOT is proposing to convert US 1/Capital Boulevard to a controlled-access highway from I-540 to Purnell Road (S.R. 1909)/Harris Road (S.R. 1931). A controlled-access highway is one on which access is provided only via ramps at interchanges. Some cross-streets will be grade separated, and no driveway connections will be allowed.

The purpose of the project is to reduce traffic congestion and improve travel times and maintain regional mobility and local connectivity. A map of the proposed improvements can be viewed or downloaded on the NCDOT public meetings website at

Comments and questions can be submitted at the Oct. 29 public meeting or via US mail, email, or phone through Sunday, Nov. 11. Comments can also be submitted online at

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services for disabled persons who wish to participate in this meeting. Persons requiring these services are urged to contact Diane Wilson at 919-707-6073 or as early as possible.

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