Transportation Projects

Update: July 2020 - 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.

Beginning July 27, 2020, the section of Wilbon Rd. between N. Broad St and Coley Farm Rd. will be closed to thru traffic for app. 30 days for construction of NW Judd Pkwy. A NCDOT approved detour will be in effect.  Simplified Detour Map  NCDOT Engineering Map

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



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 essentially complete.  There has been a delay on the metal strain poles that will hold the traffic signals.  Final completion of these items is expected in summer/early fall 2020.

The total project is expected to cost $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.

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.

Intersection of Main Street/ Sunset Lake Road / Purfoy Road

This project is funded through a combination of grant and bonds and has been phased.  In April 2016, the Town seized an opportunity to add partial lane improvements through an NCDOT repaving project taking place on Hwy. 401.  These partial improvements were 18 months ahead of schedule and saved taxpayers $500,000.  

Phase 1 construction was completed in April 2018.  The second phase will extend improvements north of the railroad and are currently in the design phase to be followed by right-of-way acquisition, construction bidding and construction.  Town staff is currently working with the railroad on right-of-way acquisition and grant funding.

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.

Park-Depot Greenway Trail


The project will extend the greenway to span approximately 2 miles.

Construction began in April on the expansion of Park-Depot Greenway Trail. This exciting new addition to our greenway system will connect the existing Old Honeycutt Park through South Lakes subdivision which includes connectivity to Willow Springs High School and South Lakes Elementary School slated to open in August 2020.  Willow Lakes Park, a Town-owned park, will be adjacent to South Lakes ES, and include two multi-purposed fields that will be utilized for Town operated Youth Sports.  Other park amenities for the Willow Lakes site are being evaluated.  The bid process is currently taking place and construction on Willow Lakes Park is anticipated to begin this summer.

The Park-Depot Greenway Trail will span approximately 2 miles.  Construction of the 1,870 linear feet of paved or boardwalk greenway trail is under construction and should be complete fall of 2020.  For convenient access, a parking lot is being 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.  Moffat Pipe is the contractor on the project.  

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.