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)



Sylvester Percival, PE
Engineering Supervisor

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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



The project is complete. The project has started it's warranty period. 

Lead Department:
Engineering Services


The project is complete!

The project has started it's two year warranty period. 

Tryon Road Improvement Project - Before and After Construction

This video shows drone footage along Tryon road both before and after construction. The Tryon Road Improvement Project occurred between Lake Wheeler Road and Par Drive and included widening the roadway from two to four lanes, as well as adding sidewalks and bike lanes, storm drains, streetlights, and landscaping.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services


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
Spring 2022 Project Completion

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.

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