Wendell Transportation Plan Update
UPDATE - On November 14, 2016, the Wendell Board of Commissioners voted to approve an updated Transportation Plan, known as the Arterial and Collector Street Plan (ACS). Read below for additional information and for copies of the ACS plan material.
In March of 2015, the Town of Wendell entered into a contract with A. Morton Thomas and Associates (AMT) to update the town's collector and thoroughfare transportation plans. Both plans have not been updated since the adoption of the Town's Comprehensive Plan in 2007. The purpose of this plan will be to provide road classifications for all existing collector or arterial roads, recommend future road connections, provide a detailed cross-section for Wendell Falls Parkway coming into the downtown, and create clear development and improvement standards. The adoption of this plan will require a public hearing.
In order to share draft plans and solicit public comment, the Town hosted the following 3 public workshops.
- April 5, 2016 at Hephzibah Baptist Church (1794 Wendell Boulevard - In the old worship center) from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.
- April 7, 2016 at Central Baptist Church (11109 Poole Rd - Fellowship Hall) from 2:00 – 4:00 P.M.
- April 14, 2016 at the East Wake Senior Center (323 Lake Drive) from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.
A copy of the Transportation Plan Map with public comments included may be viewed by clicking here.
A copy of the adopted transportation plan map with may be viewed by clicking here.
A copy of the adopted Transportation Plan document may be viewed by clicking here.
The previous Collector Street Plan may be viewed (for comparison) by clicking here.
A log of citizen comments received regarding the Transportation Plan update may be viewed by clicking here.
Interested parties and citizens shall have an opportunity to speak and ask questions about the proposed Transportation Plan update. Citizens are encouraged to contact the Planning Department with any questions or concerns at 919-365-4448. Additional information may be obtained on request from the Town of Wendell, 15 E. Fourth Street, Wendell NC, 27591.
Wendell Pedestrian Plan
In September of 2017, the Town of Wendell Board of Commissioners approved the Town's first Pedestrian Plan. This plan was funded with the assistance of a NCDOT grant, following the Town's application in 2015. As part of this process, a stakeholder committee was formed and met with NCDOT and their chosen consultant (STANTEC) for the first time in February of 2016. The purpose of the pedestrian plan is to inventory the existing system of pedestrian facilities, identify critical pedestrian destinations and existing obstacles to walking, and prioritize pedestrian facility improvements.
A copy of the approved plan is available at the Wendell Planning Department (15 E. Fourth Street).
Wake County Transit Plan
In 2015. Wake County hired consultant groups Jarrett Walker and Associates and Kimley Horn to prepare a Wake County Transit Plan to guide transit development in Wake County. As part of this plan, a 'Wake County Transit Choices Report' was created to detail transit alternatives available to Wake County and demonstrate trade-offs of each approach. The Report is available at www.WakeTransit.com. Implementation of this plan is largely dependent on a future half cent sales tax referendum to be proposed by the county.
The report includes summaries of the following attributes and covers existing transit service and usage, along with:
- Maps illustrating existing transit service by route
- Data on existing service frequency
- Data on existing transit ridership, including mapping of highest passenger origin and destination locations
- Land use mapping including existing and anticipated land uses, density, major activity centers, etc.
- Mapping of existing traffic volumes and capacity on key roadway arterials
- County’s current performance against several peer cities
GoTriangle Bus Service
The Zebulon/Wendell-Raleigh Express (ZWX) bus route is a limited-stop route, with stops at Park-and-Ride lots in Zebulon and Wendell, WakeMed and Wake County Human Services off New Bern Ave, four stops at the state government complex, and the Moore Square Transit Station in downtown Raleigh. The service is a partnership of GoTriangle, the towns of Wendell and Zebulon, and the City of Raleigh. The Zebulon/Wendell-Raleigh Express runs at peak commute times: Monday-Friday 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and Monday-Friday 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The fare for the route is $2.50 per one-way trip or $5.00 per round-trip.
The Wendell Park and Ride Lot is located at 7 N Oakwood Avenue, just one block from Town Hall.
Anyone interested in the service can sign-up for GoTriangle's e-mail alerts at www.gotriangle.org/service-alerts or can call the GoTriangle Regional Transit Information Center at 919-485-RIDE for more information.