Avent Ferry Road Widening, NC 55 to Ralph Stephens Road

Project description:

This project consists of widening approximately 1,800 linear feet of Avent Ferry Road, completing the widening of Avent Ferry Road from N.C. 55 to Ralph Stephens Road (formerly Piney Grove Wilbon Road). With the widening comes right-of-way acquisition and utility relocation.

The design includes a continuous green T-intersection, which allows vehicles on Avent Ferry Road to travel continuously from N.C. 55 toward Ralph Stephens Road (formerly Piney Grove Wilbon Road) without stopping at the shopping center signal. Vehicles from the shopping center could turn left at the signal into a dedicated travel lane on Avent Ferry Road without disrupting the continuous flow of traffic from N.C. 55. Click here for more information on continuous green T-intersections.

Town staff secured federal grant funding for design, right-of-way acquisition and construction for 80 percent of projected costs. 


Avent Ferry Road from N.C. 55 to Ralph Stephens Road


Bid process for project construction is ongoing.

Estimated construction start: 

Spring/Summer 2020

Public engagement:

Meeting held in 2015 and in early 2020. Public engagement with adjacent property owners continues as construction nears and begins. Public and driver notifications and updates also planned.

15 Avent Ferry Road Widening Ph1 Exhibit

Additional information:

Lanes will be closed temporarily during construction, but Avent Ferry Road will remain open, and access to shopping and neighborhoods will remain.

Project information:

12-003 Plans/Exhibits Click here to view plans.

Contact information


For more information about transportation (roads, intersection improvements, sidewalks), water, sewer and stormwater, contact Engineering.
email | (919) 557-3939

Planning & Zoning

For more information about land use, building setbacks, parking, landscaping, architecture and design, contact Planning & Zoning.
email | (919) 557-3908

Web page last updated:

April 9, 2020