Volume 15, Number 50
Town residents have told the Gazette about ways to improve Durham Road (also N.C. 98 Business) – some that could be printed – but now all the would-be traffic engineers and frequent drivers on that stretch from Retail Drive on the west to Tyler Run Drive on the east can find listeners for their complaints and suggestions.
The Town of Wake Forest proposes improve traffic flow and safety by widening the road from two to three lanes and also installing curb and gutter, making it easier for pedestrians to cross streets and building a greenway trail across Richland Creek. The town also has a grant to fund the project.
The meeting will take place Tuesday, July 18, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Wake Forest Town Hall ground floor meeting room most easily reached from the Taylor Street entrance.
The July 18 meeting will have an informal, open house-style format, so residents may drop in anytime from 4-6 p.m. No formal presentation will be offered, but informational displays will be provided. Town of Wake Forest representatives and design engineers will also be on hand to discuss the initiative, answer questions and hear comments regarding the proposed roadway improvements.
The opportunity to submit written comments will also be provided at the meeting or via phone, email or mail by Aug. 18, 2017. Comments received will be taken into consideration as the project develops.
The project is expected to begin in 2020.