Rea Road Widening (from I-485 to Williams Pond Lane)

  • Project typeTransportation
  • Project budgetProject Budget: $18.3 million (​​​Please note this is the funding amount and includes all costs associated with the project such as planning and design, acquiring the right of way, utility relocation, consultant fees, construction, signalization, permits and landscaping)
  • Project phaseCurrent Status: Design, Real Estate Acquisition

An aerial photo of the project area with a yellow line indicated the portion of Rea Road that will be widened

Project Overview

This project will increase capacity along Rea Road by utilizing the right turn lane drops and median to develop an additional northbound and southbound through-lane along Rea Road between the ramps at I-485 and Williams Pond Lane. This project will also increase turn-lane capacity and improve the intersection at Piper Station Drive and Ballantyne Commons Parkway. Pedestrian safety and mobility will also be maintained by providing sidewalks on both sides of Rea Road. Other specific improvements include curb and gutter, accessible ramps and driveways.

Project Updates

May 17, 2023 - Funding for this project has been secured and it is entering the real estate acquisition phase. During this phase, the city acquires the property rights needed to build and maintain the property rights needed to build and maintain the project. City real estate representatives will reach out to affected property owners to discuss the acquisition process and answer any questions.

July 22, 2022 - Funding is currently available for advanced planning only and is not yet funded for implementation. Projects in advanced planning are high-priority projects that are identified as candidates for potential future funding. This process, which typically takes 12 to 18 months, will eventually produce a cost estimate and will be considered for inclusion in a future budget. Learn more about the Advanced Planning Program.

Once funding is secured, the project team will host a virtual public meeting to share information about the project.


Project Goals

  • To increase capacity along Rea Road

  • To maintain pedestrian safety and mobility

Public Involvement

The project team held a virtual public meeting in the spring of 2023 to discuss the proposed roadway improvements along Rea Road and get community feedback.