Beatties Ford Road/Sunset Road pedestrian improvements
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This project will improve accessibility in and around the Hornets Nest Park area. Sidewalks will be added to Beatties Ford Road and Sunset Road, and a traffic signal will be installed at the Beatties Ford Road/Trinity Road intersection, for a total length of 3.5 miles. The project extends along Sunset Road from Day Lily Lane to Beatties Ford and will include storm water drainage improvements, new sidewalks and wheelchair ramps on the north side of Sunset Road.

The nearby Sunset Road and Peachtree Road Intersection Project is funded and built by the North Carolina Department of Transportation. This project will provide new wheelchair ramps, pedestrian signals, a traffic signal and a turning late that will allow vehicles to turn on to Peachtree Road while traveling along Sunset Road from Beatties Ford Road. 

  • to improve accessibility to parks

  • to connect neighborhoods

  • to improve pedestrian/bicycle safety

  • to offer transportation choices


The project team has engaged in the following public involvement activities:

  • ​Nov. 14, 2017 drop-in public meeting at Hornets Nest Park
  • Nov./Dec. 2018 - Project newsletter
  • July/Aug. 2019 - Second public meeting to share preliminary design plans 

$8.55 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.

Beatties Ford Road Pedestrian Improvements vicinity map


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