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

  • Project typeTransportation
  • Project budget$14.3 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 phaseDesign, Real Estate Acquisition, Utility Relocation

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 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.