Tryon Road and lake Wheeler Intersection before construction

Transit, Streets, and Sidewalks

Tryon Road Improvement Project

Improving mobility and connectivity for pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular traffic

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

$14.9 Million
Project Lead:
Roadway Design & Construction
Lochner Inc. (Consultant), Carolina Sunrock (Construction)



Amy Billings, PE
Project Manager

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Lead Department:
Engineering Services
Participating Department:
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


Updated April 27

Crews shifted traffic to the new pavement along the south side of Tryon Road on Saturday, April 17. The south side of the roadway also has the new sidewalk.

Current Construction Activity:

  • Grading operations on the north side of the corridor;
  • Installing storm drainage infrastructure, water line relocations, and some of the new curb and gutter and sidewalks on the north side.

Next Steps


The contractor is scheduled to reconstruct the historic wall on the north side of Tryon Road near Par Drive, in mid-May.

Crews will continue:

  • Paving along the north side of the roadway;
  • Grading operations along the north side of the corridor;
  • Installing new curb and gutter;
  • Installing new sidewalk; and,
  • Storm drain work continues.

We understand that construction is an inconvenience, and we appreciate your patience. Please stay alert in the work zone and drive carefully along this busy corridor. 

Lead Department:
Engineering Services


Phase details coming soon.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Tryon Road has a new traffic pattern in place between Lake Wheeler Road and Cherry Field Drive. The new traffic pattern allows crews to start work on the north side of the project in this area.

Crews continue clearing operations along Tryon Road. There is a landscape plan that is part of this project, which includes planting over 200 trees and shrubs along the corridor.  

Once clearing operations are completed crews start the leveling and compaction process to make the new traffic lane. 

Due to the widening of Tryon Road, the historic wall located in front of the Alpha Sigma Phi House is being moved back. Crews are taking the wall apart piece by piece and will rebuild the wall towards the end of the project.  


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
Feb. 2022 Project Completion

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