Hillsborough Street Revitalization Project, Phase II

Last updated Mar. 29, 2017 - 2:51 pm
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Street Improvement Project
  • $17.3 million
  • Street and Sidewalk Design Construction (Lead)
  • Kimley-Horn & Associates, Inc. (Design Consultant)

Current Activity

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This project will modify Hillsborough Street from the existing configuration of a multi-lane undivided roadway section to a two lane road with:

  • Raised medians
  • Marked bike lanes
  • On-street parking where feasible, from Gardner Street to the Rosemary/ Shepherd Street intersection
  • Includes proposed roundabouts at Brooks Avenue, Dixie Trail and Rosemary/Shepherd Streets.

The work scope will include engineering design, surveying, subsurface utility engineering, streetscape design, right of way/easement plats, and bidding/contract services to provide construction drawings suitable for letting the project.

The project will mostly include, but is not limited to:

  • roadway design
  • drainage design
  • erosion control plans
  • pavement marking/signage plans
  • utility coordination/relocation plans
  • traffic control plans
  • traffic signal modification plans


  • *Plan Rendering of Hillsborough Street Plan Rendering of Hillsborough Street
  • *Public Art Preliminary Pier Design Public Art Preliminary Pier Design
  • *3D Sketch of Piers at Brooks Roundabout 3D Sketch of Piers at Brooks Roundabout
  • *Existing Hillsborough Street between Rosemary St/Shepherd St and Dixie Trail Existing Hillsborough Street between Rosemary St/Shepherd St and Dixie Trail


Project schedule with dates and descriptions
March 18, 2014Corridor Public Meeting
September 25, 2014Design Public Meeting
February 3, 2015Design Presentation to City Council
April 2016Complete Right of Way Acquisition
May 2016Award Construction Contract
Fall 2017Project Completion


This portion of Hillsborough Street is classified as a minor thoroughfare roadway in the City of Raleigh's Comprehensive Transportation Plan and carries an average of 18,600 vehicles per day (2013 ADT).

This project design was funded in the 2013 Capital Improvement Program. The project will improve the usability of the corridor by using a “complete streets” design approach to provide better access for traffic, bicyclists, and pedestrians alike.

In the end, this will provide a fully functional multi-modal corridor, improve safety for motorists and pedestrians, and provide a sustainable solution along this important business district and the northern perimeter of the NC State University campus.

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