Transportation Studies

Collector and Arterial Plan Update

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 thorourghfare transportation plans.  Both plans have not been updated since the adoption of the Town's Comprehensive Plan in 2007.  The purpose of this plan was 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.    

In order to share draft plans and solicit public comment, the Town hosted 3 public workshops, held on:

  •  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.

This plan was officially adopted in the fall of 2016.  For additional information on the Collector and Arterial Transportation Plan, please contact David Bergmark at 919-365-4448. 


Wendell Pedestrian Plan

In 2015, the Town of Wendell was awarded a NCDOT grant to create a Pedestrian Plan for the Town of Wendell.  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.  This plan is scheduled for adoption during the Spring of 2017.

Click here to learn more about the Pedestrian Plan or how to get involved.

Northeast Area Study:

Beginning in January 2013, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) began directing a study to help guide the transportation future for portions


 of Wake and Franklin Counties, including the municipalities of Bunn, Knightdale, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell, Youngsville, and Zebulon. This study represented a joint effort between CAMPO, municipal representatives, NCDOT, and other transportation and land regulatory stakeholders.  This study has been adopted and will help inform CAMPO's long range transportation plan updates.                     

Northeast Area Study Map

For the Town of Wendell, the Northeast Area Study addressed such topics as:

  1. Access management along Wendell’s major corridors;
  2. Analysis of existing and future railroad crossings
  3. Analysis of how the development of Wendell Falls will impact our future transportation needs
  4. Recommendations on bike and greeenway connections.

The final project, policy, and concept design/hot spot reports are available at the project website provided here: 

Northeast Area Study webpage:

U5323 Intersection Improvement Study:

The purpose of the project was to provide traffic engineering and planning for the intersection of US 64 Business (Wendell Boulevard) and SR 1003 (Rolesville/Eagle Rock Roads) as part of NCDOT TIP U-5323.  The Town desired to develop a project to accommodate anticipated future traffic growth at the intersection while improving safety and access.Towards this end, the Town of Wendell worked with a planning consultant on pre-construction planning and design for the Eagle Rock Road/Rolesville Road intersection. This project looked at intersection improvements design and NEPA considerations, including TIA.   Upon completion of this study, the approved design plans were submitted to the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) for inclusion within their transportation plans.  For more information, please contact the Planning Department at (919) 365-4448.