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Learn all about the Town of Fuquay-Varina's transportation improvement projects that are recently completely, under construction, or planned for the future! Navigate below for the full Project List, our most Recent Updates, and Frequently Asked Questions.
Click the image below to open our interactive web map in a new window. This map highlights the locations of the Town's transportation projects. Click or tap on a project in the web map to see a popup window with more details. You can also find more detailed information for a project in the full Project List below.
Disclaimer: All projects listed as "new projects" and "future" herein are for planning and conceptual purposes and will require further study and analysis. Public input will be sought before any final determinations on design are made.
TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS OVERVIEW:
Fuquay-Varina is growing fast! The Town has over 30 transportation projects that are recently completed, actively under construction, or planned for the near future. The Town Board has approved $45 million in road projects are recently completed, currently being designed, acquiring Right-of-Way, or actively under construction.
Planning, project design and right-of-way acquisition must all occur prior to construction with various state and federal approvals during the process. Depending on the size of the project and associated complexities, the pre-construction phase for the proposed bond projects normally takes 12 - 24 months. For more details for each project, click the link below for the full Project List. If you want to see the most recent transportation project news, check out the Recent Updates tab. The Town partners with state and federal Departments of Transportation (DOT) and pursues many avenues for project funding and grants to minimize the costs to our taxpayers. To learn more about how projects are planned, funded, and constructed, be sure to check out the FAQ tab.
FULL PROJECT LIST
Update: May 2021
NW Judd Parkway is Complete!
The NW Judd Parkway project construction is complete, and is operable as of May 7, 2021.
Update: January 2021
Park Depot Greenway is Complete!
The Park Depot Greenway is complete, and is operable as of January, 2021.
The Park Depot Greenway Project provided construction of an additional 1,870 linear feet of paved or boardwalk greenway. This exciting new addition to our greenway system connects the existing Old Honeycutt Park through South Lakes subdivision. The greenway includes connectivity to Willow Spring High School and South Lakes Elementary School. The Park-Depot Greenway Trail now spans approximately 2 miles.
The $1.2 million construction of the Park-Depot Greenway Trail extension was entirely paid for through a combination of grants including a Wake County Facilities grant in the amount of $256,000 and a CAMPO grant of $1 million.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
How will Construction Affect My Commute?
- The town gives weekly updates on how construction is anticipated to affect traffic in the construction zone areas at www.fuquay-varina.org/trafficupdates and on the Town's Facebook page.
How are Transportation Projects Funded?
- Transportation Funding
The Town has several options for funding the construction of new roads. They include using General Funds derived from local property taxes, a voter approved bond, Federal Highway money issued through grants administered through NCDOT and CAMPO and DOT just builds.
- Majority of Funding
The vast majority of surface transportation funding in the U.S. is derived from public sources at the federal, state, and local levels. Upwards of $200 billion per year is invested in surface transportation, most of which is revenue from various taxes and fees. Taxes on motor fuel are a significant source, about one-third of surface transportation funding. Vehicle and other taxes and fees, including sales taxes and property taxes provide another 25%. Appropriations from general funds, themselves primarily supported by taxes, account for about 16%. Tolls and user charges comprise a small share of Federal Highway funding (less than 10%).
- In November 2015, voters overwhelming approved $21 million in transportation bonds to pay for new roads with the goal of improving traffic congestion in critical areas. Voter approval allows the Town to sell bonds in order to establish funding.