Project Overview

The N.C. Department of Transportation proposes to construct a bridge on Rogers Road (S.R. 2052) over the CSX S-line railroad in the same location as the existing at-grade rail crossing.  Heritage Branch Road would be rerouted from the existing intersection with Rogers Road to tie in with Capital Creek Drive, approximately 0.24 mile to the east of the existing intersection.


The proposed bridge would include:

  • two 12-foot travel lanes in each direction
  • one 12-foot left turn only lane
  • a five and a half-foot concrete sidewalk on both sides

The bridge approaches would include a 5-foot concrete sidewalk on both sides of the roadway with a 4-foot buffer from traffic.

The existing driveway to Wake Forest Heritage Business Park West (north of the Heritage Branch Road and Rogers Road intersection) would be rerouted to a new intersection approximately 300 feet to the east.

Project History

This project was studied under the Southeast High-Speed Rail (SEHSR) project in the early 2000s. The initial environmental analysis and documentation is covered under the Federal Railroad Administration’s 2015 Final Environmental Impact Statement and 2017 Record of Decision (ROD). The design of project documented in the 2017 ROD included the rerouting of Heritage Branch Road from the existing intersection with Rogers Road  approximately 540 feet to the east.

Since the time of the ROD, private commercial and residential developments have occurred in the project study area. The design of the Heritage Branch Road reroute has been updated to incorporate this new development. In addition, the Rogers Road grade separation design has been further refined.

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Project Funding:


 Estimated Costs*

Right of Way Acquisition

 $    1.8 Million

Construction and Utilities Costs

$  32.1 Million

Total Cost

$ 33.9 Million

*Estimated costs are subject to change. Based on currently adopted NCDOT State Transportation Improvement Program.

Project Timeline:


Anticipated Date*

Right of Way Acquisition Began

      June 2018   

Utility Relocation Begins

  November 2023   

Right of Way Acquisition Complete

January 2024   

Construction Begins

March 2024   

*Future dates subject to change

Project Comments


NCDOT accepts comments throughout all phases of project development.  

All comments will be taken into consideration, and carry equal weight, regardless of submittal method.

To submit comments for consideration during the current phase of project development,

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Phone Number:  984-205-6615    enter project code 1830

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Brian Gackstetter

Rail Project Development Manager

Rail Division

1553 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699-1553


Cody McChane

Consultant Project Manager

Three Oaks Engineering

324 Blackwell Street Suite 12

Durham, NC 27701

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Although the N.C. Department of Transportation works to minimize the number of homes and businesses displaced by a road project, it is inevitable, in many cases, that a certain amount of private property is needed. The following information explains right of way acquisition and answers questions about the process.  

Right-of-Way Brochure Single Page Layout      Folleto del Proceso de Adquisición de Bienes Raíces
Right-of-Way Frequently Asked Questions

Right of way Acquisition Process Videos

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