Traffic

Rolesville Bypass won't be complete until Sept.

Posted June 10, 2014

— It will likely be several more months until residents see some traffic relief along U.S. Highway 401 in Rolesville, a project engineer for a long-awaited bypass in the area said Tuesday.

Work began on the 6-mile route around the Wake County town's south side three years ago and was expected to be complete in July, but David Conner with the North Carolina Department of Transportation says winter weather and more rock than expected has slowed down construction.

"Work is continuing. Work is progressing," he said. "Right now, final completion is looking like mid- to late September."

Despite the delays, Conner said, the project is still within its $25 million budget.

Between 2000 and 2010, Rolesville quadrupled its population, which has contributed to the congestion.

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  • NoRespect Jun 11, 2014

    FWIW... I just drove by and can report that there is some activity on the North end, but nothing on the South end. Nada, zip, zilch... And, there is a lot, and I mean a lot, of work to do on that South end. There is no way this will be complete before the end of the year.

  • gmuny33 Jun 11, 2014

    Lunch on me if it opens in September. How bout just be honest and say January 2015. They hardly ever work on it, and if it's connecting to something further down, it could be even longer. This is purely a money project, strung out. to keep someone's pockets fat.

  • Mods Hate Me Jun 11, 2014

    There's no way that thing opens by September. Every time I drive by I see one guy working and 9 guys standing around.

  • NoRespect Jun 11, 2014

    Given that NOTHING happened for many months at a time, I'm shocked that they insist they'll be done that soon!!!

    There is a massive outcropping of rock on the Southern end of the bypass. They started working on it a year ago, made some progress and then didn't do anything with it for MONTHS! And, that rock will kill this revised schedule. So, I think Faeriegurl65 has nailed it... Look for end of the year completion.

  • faeriegurl65 Jun 11, 2014

    Oh please.. It'll be Christmas before that thing is open.

  • oleguy Jun 10, 2014

    Pittsboro look out,,