Tryon Road and lake Wheeler Intersection before construction

Transit, Streets, and Sidewalks

Tryon Road Widening Project

This project will widen and rehabilitate Tryon Road between Lake Wheeler Road and Par Drive, connecting with the previously-widened sections.

The improved corridor will feature a four-lane, divided curb and gutter roadway with:

  • Bike lanes;
  • Turn Lanes;
  • Sidewalks;
  • Landscaping;
  • Storm drains;
  • Street lighting;
  • Golf cart crossing signal (HAWK); and, 
  • An improved traffic signal at Lake Wheeler Road.


Project Details

$12.5 Million



Amy Billings, PE
Project Manager

Roadway Design & Construction Comment Form

Lead Department:
Engineering Services
Service Unit:
Roadway Design and Construction


Updated Nov. 14

The design plans are completed, and construction bids are under review.

The private utility work that was scheduled to take place in late October is being rescheduled.


Next Steps


The City is scheduled to start construction in early 2020. Before we start our work, we will hold a pre-construction meeting.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services


The Raleigh City Council awarded the construction contract to Carolina Sunrock Inc. during the Dec. 3, 2019, Council meeting.

Next Steps


Construction is scheduled to begin in Feb. 2020.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services


Phase details coming soon.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services


This section of Tryon Road is the last remaining section planned for widening. The City of Raleigh previously widened the section of Tryon Road to the west of this project and recently NCDOT replaced the bridge at the eastern end of the project and realigned the roadway through the Renaissance Park area.


Date Activity
Fall 2017 Preliminary Plans Public Meeting (25% plan)
May 10, 2018 Design Plan Public Meeting (65% Plan)
July 2019 Complete Right of Way and Easement Acquisition
October 2019 Advertise for Construction Contract
December 2019 Award Construction Contract
January 29, 2020 Pre-construction Meeting
Mid-Feb. 2020 Construction Starts
January 2022 Project Completion

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