Transportation Projects

Update: Feb. 2021 - The Town is making significant progress on many transportation projects. The Town currently has $45 million in road projects in design. Right-of-Way acquisition or 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.  Below is an update on several transportation projects:

NW Judd Parkway

The project will complete construction of the NW Judd Parkway.

The total project budget, including design, ROW and construction costs is $24,800,000.  The project is paid for through a combination of financing including $8.65 million in LAPP Grant Funding with the remainder paid from bonds approved by tax payers in the 2015 Transportation Bond.  NW Judd Parkway Project

Sunset Lake Road Phase II Widening


This project is the 2nd phase of the proposed widening of Sunset Lake Road and will provide additional travel lanes across the Norfolk Southern Railroad and was proposed as a part of Fuquay-Varina's 2015 Transportation Bond program and includes widening of Sunset Lake Road. It will provide additional travel lanes across the Norfolk Southern Railroad and further storage for traffic entering the US401/N. Main Street intersection. The Town has received a CAMPO grant in the amount of $1,312,201 and the Town will fund the remaining 20% of the project or $328,052.  The total project is estimated to cost $1,640,259.

Mill Creek Road Highway 401 Intersection Operational Improvements


This project will provide additional lanes and approaches to all legs of the intersection and are needed to help alleviate traffic congestion from future commercial development. Additionally, robust pedestrian improvements will made to ensure that a safe crossing of Highway 401 exists.  The project tis expected to cost $1,536,438 of which the Town has received a CAMPO grant in the amount of $1,229,151 to fund the project.  The Town will fund the remaining 20% or  $307,288.  

Downtown Varina Pedestrian Improvements


The Downtown Varina Pedestrian Improvements will provide critical pedestrian accommodations along North Street, Stewart Street and Ransdell Road. Improvements will consist of sidewalk, crosswalks, curb and gutter, and storm drainage. These improvements will provide critical pedestrian improvements from the Downtown Varina area all the way to the newly renovated Fuquay-Varina High School. This project will provide safer pedestrian access along North street, Stewart Street, Ransdell Road and in the immediate vicinity of Fuquay-Varina High School. Proposed sidewalk, curb and gutter, storm drainage, and crosswalks will provide improvements that will help students travel along Ransdell road to the Downtown Varina Corridor. This total project is estimated to cost $1,457,490.  The Town has received a grant for CAMP for $1,165,992 and the Town will fund the remaining 20% or $291,498 of the project.  

Intersection of Old Honeycutt Road and Purfoy Road


The project adds a dedicated left lane for west bound traffic, a dedicated right lane for east bound traffic and a dedicated thru lane for north bound traffic.  The project is complete.  The total project cost is $1,218,500 of which a LAPP grant will fund 75% of the cost ($913,875). The Town of Fuquay-Varina will provide $304,625 to be paid from bond proceeds.

 

Park-Depot Greenway Trail


The Park Depot Greenway extension officially opened at the end of January 2021. The entire greenway spans 2 miles; however, the newly constructed portion opened in late January and includes a boardwalk crossing wetlands that connects Old Honeycutt Road Park to the South Lakes subdivision and includes connectivity to Willow Springs High School and South Lakes Elementary School.  For convenient access, a parking lot has been built near Hwy. 55.

The $1.2 million construction of the Park-Depot Greenway Trail extension is 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.  

Intersection of Judd and S. Main Intersection


The project will add dedicated left and right turn lanes.  
In early 2019, the Town received a Locally Administered Project Program (LAPP) grant from the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) for improvements at the intersection of Judd Parkway and S. Main Street (near the Fuquay-Varina Community Center).  The total project is expected to be $618,000 of which the LAPP grant will fund 80% of the cost or $494,600.  The Town of Fuquay-Varina will provide $123,400 toward the total project.  The project is in the design phase. Because NCDOT has frozen funding, the project is expected to be delayed by 12 months or more.

Intersection of Hwy 55 and NE Judd Parkway


The project will add dedicated right turn lanes.  
In early 2019, the Town received a Locally Administered Project Program (LAPP) grant from the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) for improvements at the intersection of Hwy. 55 and NE Judd Parkway.  The total project is expected to be $1,895,100 of which the LAPP grant will fund 80% of the cost or $1,516,100.  The Town of Fuquay-Varina will provide $379,000 toward the total project.  The project is in the design phase.  Because NCDOT has frozen funding, the project is expected to be delayed by 12 months or more.

Jones Street sidewalks


The project will provide safer pedestrian crossing along both sides of Jones Street with improvements connecting the Downtown Fuquay-Varina corridor to Fuquay-Varina Middle School.

In early 2019, the Town received a Locally Administered Project Program (LAPP) grant from the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) for sidewalk improvements on Jones Street.  The total project is expected to be $906,000 of which the LAPP grant will fund 80% of the cost or $725,000.  The Town of Fuquay-Varina will provide $181,000 toward the total project.  The project is in the design phase. Because NCDOT has frozen funding, the project is expected to be delayed by 12 months or more.

Grant Funding

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.

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.