Main Street Grant Project Status


Right-of Way Acquisition
February 2022
Design Plans approved by NCDOT
April 2022
Bid Advertisement
April 2022
Bid Opening
June 2022

Rolesville was awarded over $4.8m from the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization's (CAMPO) Locally Administered Projects Program (LAPP) to realign the Burlington Mills Road intersection with Main Street, and make streetscape improvements, improve crosswalks, install new curb and gutter, sidewalks, and bicycle transportation enhancements from Burlington Mills Road to Young Street. The grant covers 80% of the project from federal funding, while the Town will contribute 20% in local funds.  This improvement project is a realization of the vision established by the Town to create a destination and promote walk-ability, bike-ability, and downtown beautification.

The original project is supplemented by a ramp improvement project to bring 42 curb ramps up to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, and offsite improvements at the future Wallbrook development that includes widening, medians, landscaping, and a 10' multi-use path.  Overall, the project will bring approximately $9 million in improvements to Main Street.

See an October 27, 2020 PowerPoint Presentation providing a project update to the Town Board.  Check back here for periodic updates and contact Mical McFarland for more information.

vision plan rendering

Main Street Vision Plan

Funding for the grant project was sought from CAMPO based upon a joint planning effort between CAMPO and the Town to develop the Main Street Vision Plan.  This plan divides the 4-mile Main Street corridor into three areas ripe for development. The Town seeks to create a true town center by utilizing urban design practices and building a sense of place. 

Cobblestone - $55M investment

Main Street offers great potential for restaurants, retail, and mixed-use development, and the Town and a developer are partnering together to build a mixed-use, “town center” development accommodating a variety of uses – commercial, residential, retail, and civic use - at the northwest corner of the Young Street and Main Street intersection. 

Plans currently include 176 apartment units, approximately 50,000 square feet of retail/restaurant space, and includes a community recreation center.  Learn more about this development, and also watch the video recording of the July 21 Town Board meeting to listen to a presentation of the project.

Residents were also invited to participate in a virtual Q&A session hosted by the developer.  A recording of this session can be viewed here upon entering the password:  8!!%&nnX

And watch this 2-3 minute informational video produced with the help of East Wake TV to learn more about the project.

Wallbrook - $75M investment

Near the Burlington Mills Road intersection, the Town continues to work with a Charlotte developer, Crosland Southeast, on a 70+ acre, mixed-use development that is being proposed with 100+ new townhomes and 250,000 square feet of commercial/retail space including a grocery store anchor.  The Town is working with Crosland to coordinate the development with the realignment of the Burlington Mills Road intersection.  Crosland will be contributing approximately $3 million towards offsite improvements along Main Street where the Wallbrook development will be located.

Project Updates

Project Design Approved by DOT and Bid Advertised
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

The project design was approved by NCDOT and the project has been advertised to receive bids.  The bid opening is on June 7. 

Main Street Project Design
Saturday, January 1, 2022

Design work for the project and all ROW acquisition work is scheduled to be approved by NCDOT and complete by March 2022.  The Town plans to let the project in Spring of 2022, with construction beginning in the Summer.

Survey Results
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

A survey was developed to gather public input on design options for the “look and feel” of Main Street.  Citizens weighed in on different themes, landscape options, hardscapes, outdoor seating arrangements, lighting options, and aesthetics for medians and public realm spaces at the intersection of Young and Main Street.  Please see the Survey Results along with recommendations from the Town's consultant on the project.  The Town wishes to thank everyone who provided feedback as we received over 900 responses!