Mitchell Mill Road Widening Project

Last updated Aug. 20, 2015 - 2:14 pm
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Road Widening Project
  • $9,600,000
  • Street and Sidewalk Design Construction (Lead)
  • Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. (Design Consultant)

Current Activity

Right of way and Easement acquisition is underway along Mitchell Mill Road, between Louisburg Road and Forestville Road.

Owners along the frontage of this section of Mitchell Mill Road should anticipate survey staking to assist owners and real estate staff in identifying the impact to properties along the corridor.

City Real Estate staff will contact owners to set up meetings, as necessary, to assist in explaining the right of way and easement needs on each property.

Your patience is greatly appreciated as we work through the land acquisition phase, which must be completed prior to advertising the project for construction. Advertisement to contractors is tentatively scheduled for fall 2015 with construction beginning in the spring 2016 and the project completed in summer 2017.


The project will widen Mitchell Mill Road between Louisburg Road and Forestville Road.

Street Improvements will include:

  • Four-lane median-divided road
  • Curb and gutters
  • Sidewalks
  • Bike lanes
  • Streetlights on both sides
  • Turn-lane improvements
  • Culvert replacement at the intersection of Mitchell Mill Road and Forestville Road
  • A directional crossover at Neuse Crossing Drive and Longdale Drive
  • Full access movements at Single Leaf Lane and Caliber Woods Drive
  • New water main installation to connect existing sections currently installed along the corridor


  • Existing 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
May 20, 2014Public Meeting
September 11, 2014Follow-up Public Meeting
December 2, 2014City Council Public Hearing
Fall 2015Complete Right of Way and Easement Acquisition
Late Fall 2015Advertise for Construction Contract
Spring 2016Award Construction Contract
Summer 2017Project 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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