Rolesville Bypass Changed Name on July 29

Based on an ordinance recently approved by the Wake County Board of Commissioners, the name of the bypass changed on Friday, July 29, to Louisburg Road, creating a single name for the entire 13-mile section of U.S. 401 between Capital Boulevard and the Franklin County line.

The highway, formerly called the Rolesville Bypass, connects both ends to Louisburg Road, which made it confusing for some drivers. The purpose of the name change was to alleviate that confusion and help travelers navigate the area more easily by giving that entire stretch of highway one name. A map is attached and available for download at

To make the change, Wake County will also have to change the names of several other local roads:

  • Two sections of Louisburg Road, which run through the town of Rolesville currently, will be renamed North and South Main Street.
  • A portion of Louisburg Road that currently provides access to the Lakes of Rolesville subdivision will be renamed Creek Pine Drive from the subdivision entrance to where it meets North Main Street. Wake County has installed a temporary sign to help direct the public to the subdivision.

The new street name markers will cause address changes for 32 homes, one business and one church. Residents affected by the road name change were notified prior to the board approving change. Street address numbers will not change.

August 2016