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

Updated Summer 2021

We expect that Real Estate will complete most of right-of-way and easement acquisition by summer 2021.

Next Steps


We are scheduled to advertise for construction contracts fall 2021.

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
Fall 2021 Advertise for Construction Bids
Late Fall 2021 Award Construction Bid
Late Fall 2022 Complete Construction

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