A view of Wade Avenue right after Oberlin Road Bridge, looking downtown, images shows need for sidewalk.

Transit, Streets, and Sidewalks

Wade Avenue Sidewalk Project

We are dedicated to improving pedestrian connectivity in Raleigh.

We are installing a sidewalk along Wade Avenue: between the existing sidewalk at Hobson Court and the existing sidewalk at Oberlin Court Apartments, and on the east side of Wake Forest Road from south of East Whitaker Mill Road to north of Hodges Street.

* The planned section on Wade Avenue between Daniels Street and Woodburn Road has been removed to be included in a NCDOT safety project.

Project Details

Project Lead:
Roadway Design & Construction
Stewart Engineering, Inc.



Jake Ray, P.E
Project Manager

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




This project will install sidewalks, update curb ramps, and provide signalized pedestrian crossings on Wade Avenue between the existing sidewalk at Hobson Court and Woodburn Road.

Phase Contacts


Reuben Moore, PE
Project Manager

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Right of Way Acquisition

This phase of the project is complete.


Lead Department:
Engineering Services


The right of way and easement acquisition phase is completed. The team is now working on final permits before advertising the project for construction bids.

Next Steps


Advertise for construction contracts. 

Lead Department:
Engineering Services


This is a Capital Improvement Project (CIP). Sidewalks are selected based on a prioritization methodology that includes the City’s Pedestrian Plan, pedestrian crashes, street classification, household income, speed limit, age of population, density and proximity to parks, schools, government facilities, shopping, bus stops, libraries, hospitals, museums and sports facilities.

Design work started on this project in 2015 but was put on hold in 2016 for lack of funds. Funding for this project was made possible as a result of the 2013 and 2017 Bond.


Date Activity
Summer 2022 Advertise for Construction Bids
Fall 2022 Award Construction Bid
Mid 2023 Complete Construction

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