We recently helped with the Grove 98 Mixed-Use Development project located on NC 98 Bypass east of US 1 (Capital Boulevard) in Wake Forest, NC. The Grove 98 development includes a Wegman’s supermarket along with multi-family residential units, and commercial development.
The project involved a unique access and circulation plan to minimize impacts to traffic flow along NC 98 Bypass which is a primary east-west roadway through Wake Forest. The access plan and transportation improvements separate turning movements to and from the development across multiple intersections which minimizes congestion on NC 98 Bypass when compared to a typical access plan allowing all movements at one primary access intersection.
Additionally, a portion of Ligon Mill Road was extended which provides a missing link in the roadway network and allows a critical north-south roadway connection between Main Street (US 1A) and NC 98 Bypass.
RKA prepared a Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA) report for the development to identify the access plan and transportation improvements to be constructed. RKA also prepared roadway design plans, hydraulic design plans, and signal design plans for the improvements on Ligon Mill Road, Wegmans Dr., and NC 98 Bypass. The Wegmans opened in May of this year and the remainder of the Grove 98 development is still in the design phase.