The Rolesville Bypass will become Louisburg Road on Friday, a move designed to reduce confusion among motorists by giving U.S. 401 a single name in northern Wake County.
For decades, Louisburg Road has led in and out of Rolesville, where it becomes Main Street. With the completion of the bypass earlier this year, drivers leave Louisburg Road to go around Rolesville only to rejoin it on the other side.
Now the entire 13-mile stretch of U.S. 401 between Capital Boulevard and the Franklin County line will be known as Louisburg Road, under a change approved by the Wake County Board of Commissioners. Motorists will soon see crews installing new signs along the highway.
The change will require address changes for 32 homes, one business and one church.