Main Street Grant Project Status


Right-of Way Acquisition
Completed: Feb 28, 2022
February 2022
Design Plans approved by NCDOT
Completed: Apr 26, 2022
April 2022
Bid Advertisement
Completed: Apr 27, 2022
April 2022
Bid Opening
Completed: Jun 7, 2022
June 28, 2022
CAMPO Approval of additional grant funds
Completed: Aug 17, 2022
August 17, 2022
Town Board Approval of Infrastructure Agreement with Wallbrook
Completed: Sep 21, 2022
September 20, 2022
NCDOT Approval of Bid/Project
October 18, 2022

In 2020, Rolesville was awarded over $4.8m from the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) 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.  This original project has expanded to include bringing 42 curb ramps up to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, as well as offsite improvements along the future Wallbrook development that includes widening, medians, landscaping and a 10' multi-use path.  

Due to the project expanding and increases in costs resulting from the inflationary environment, the Town sought and was awarded additional grant funds from CAMPO this year.  The Town will be receiving $12m in federal grant money overall, and the project will bring approximately $20m in improvements to Main Street. This project is a realization of the vision established by the Town to create a downtown destination and promote safety, walk-ability, bike-ability, and an engaging business climate along 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 - $120M investment

Near the Burlington Mills Road intersection, the Town continues to work with a Charlotte developer, Crosland Southeast, on a 75+ 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.  Crosland Southeast and the Town are working to coordinate the development with the Main Street Project.  

Project Updates

NCDOT Approval of Bid/Project Award
Tuesday, October 18, 2022

The NC Department of Transportation approved the project bid award of $16,875,679 for Fred Smith Company to commence with the project.  Wallbrook has agreed to contribute $4,269,663 towards the project as well.  

Approved Agreement regarding Wallbrook portion of project
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

The Town Board recently approved additional funding to include the Wallbrook portion of the project.  The $20+ million project will now receive 57% from federal grant funds, 20% from the developer of Wallbrook, and 23% in local Town funding.  The Town now awaits concurrence from NCDOT and continues to work towards a contract with Fred Smith Company to commence construction. 

Additional CAMPO funds approved
Wednesday, August 17, 2022

The CAMPO Executive Board approved the Town's additional funding request for the project on August 17.  Federal grant funds for the project now total $12,040,439.  

Bid Opening
Tuesday, June 28, 2022

On June 28, the Town held the bid opening for the project and Fred Smith Company was determined to be the lowest responsible bidder at $16,910,000.  On August 2, the Town Board accepted the bid and the next step is NCDOT approval of the award.  

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.