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Project Fast Facts
  • Status: Archive
  • County: Wake
  • Type of Project: Roadway Improvements
  • STIP Number: R-2809A
  • Completion Date: August 2010
  • Estimated Cost: $11.5 million
  • Project Team: Barnhill Contracting Company
  • Incident(s): More Traffic Info...
    • Currently None
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This project is necessary to complete the four-lane, median divided Wake Forest Bypass. The work is being picked up just west of the U.S. 1 interchange and will connect to N.C. 98 just west of Thompson Mill Road.

News and Updates

Work on the N.C. 98 Wake Forest Bypass is currently under way. The 1.55-mile section, located in Wake County, will be complete in August 2010.

Project Overview and Purpose

The project will improve traffic flow and service, improve safety, and reduce conflicts between through traffic and local traffic along N.C. 98.

Project Highlights

Listed below are general highlights regarding the project. For more details regarding traffic and construction on specific streets check out our Construction Fact Sheet.

  • This project is 1.55 miles in length.
  • Work involving lane closures, narrowing lanes, and/or stopping traffic will not be permitted between 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • This project will include a re-alignment of Falls of the Neuse Rd and Old N.C. 98.
  • A new intersection will be constructed with Old N.C. 98.
  • This project will tie in with N.C. 98 just west of Thompson Mill Rd.

Contact Information

Boyd Tharrington, P.E.
Resident Engineer

  • Email: Contact Us
  • Phone: (919) 562-7000
  • Address: PO Box 1018, 5221-A NC 96 Hwy. W., Youngsville, NC 27596

Resources for Local Property Owners

In many cases, it is inevitable that a certain amount of private property must be acquired. The displacement of homes and businesses is minimized to the extent practicable. The following brochures will answer questions about this process.