Mitchell Mill Road Widening Project

Last updated Jan. 28, 2014 - 1:53 pm
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Road Widening Project
  • Total Projected Cost - $19,427,000
  • Street and Sidewalk Design Construction (Lead)
  • Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. (Design Consultant)

Current Activity

Comments from the May 5, 2011 design public meeting are being reviewed. Where possible, these comments will be incorporated into the project's final construction plans.

A public hearing will be held with the Raleigh City Council to approve construction and authorize assessments and right of way acquisition once project funding has been identified. Advanced notification will be given once a meeting date has been determined.


The project will widen Mitchell Mill Road between Louisburg Road and Forestville Road to a four-lane median-divided curb and gutter section with sidewalks, striped bike lanes and streetlights on both sides. Also included in this project are turn-lane improvements and culvert replacement at the intersection of Mitchell Mill Road and Forestville Road, new traffic signal at Single Leaf Lane and new water main installation to connect existing sections currently installed along the corridor.


Existing Mitchell Mill Road
Existing Mitchell Mill Road
Visualization of proposed Mitchell Mill Road
Visualization of proposed Mitchell Mill Road


Project schedule with dates and descriptions
September 23, 2010Corridor Public Meeting
May 5, 2011Design Public Meeting
To be determined pending fundingCity Council Public Hearing
To be determined pending fundingRight-of-way and Easement Acquisition
To be determined pending fundingAwarding of Construction Contract
To be determined pending fundingStart of Construction
To be determined pending fundingProject Completion


Mitchell Mill Road Widening project is part of the 2005 Road Bond approved by voters of the City of Raleigh. Initial design funding for the project was authorized by the Raleigh City Council as part of the 2008-09 Capital Improvement Program. Mitchell Mill Road is classified as a major thoroughfare in the City's 2030 comprehensive Plan. The existing roadway consists of primarily a two lane roadway with triple lefts at the Louisburg Road (US 401) intersection.

Existing Traffic Volume: 17,500 vehicles per day

Projected Traffic Forecast: 25,000 vehicles per day (2035)

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