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Sandy Forks Road Widening

Fast Facts

Type: Road Widening & Road Rehabilitation
Affected Counties: Wake
Estimated Cost: $9,900,000


The City of Raleigh plans to widen and rehabilitate 3.4 miles Sandy Forks Road in Raleigh, North Carolina. The section in question begins at Six Forks Road and ends at Falls of Neuse Road.

The road will be widened to accommodate:

  • 2 11-foot traffic lanes
  • 5-foot bike lanes
  • 6-foot sidewalks
  • And a 16.5-foot median in some areas

Supporters hope this project will improve traffic congestion, pedestrian accessibility, safety and overall condition of the roads, sustainability efforts, and link businesses to residential areas more effectively.

However, this project and other expansions may negatively affect some local businesses, land, and home owners.


Raleigh Public Record: “Sandy Forks Road Redesign Funding Approved
WRAL: “Sandy Forks Road in Raleigh to get upgrade


sandy forks map


  • Corridor Public Meeting– December, 2013
  • Design Public Meeting #1– April, 2014
  • Design Public Meeting #2– May, 2014
  • Public Hearing at City Council– July, 2014
  • Complete Right-of-Way Acquisition– Winter 2015
  • Advertise for Construction Contract– April 2015
  • Award Construction Contract– Early Summer 2015
  • Project Completion– Late Fall 2016

Property Takings

About 65 parcels of land will be affected by this project. Currently, the City of Raleigh has set aside $1,800,000 for right-of-way takings.

If your property will be affected, contact one of our attorneys for a free case evaluation.