Mitchell Mill Road Widening Project
This project is being led by: Street and Sidewalk Design Construction
Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
Project Design Consultant
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.
Proposed / Unfunded
History and Background
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)
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.
Goals and Objectives
The goal of this project is to increase capacity along this major thoroughfare for all travelers. Additional eastbound and westbound travel lanes will reduce traffic congestion at signalized intersections and allow vehicles to pass slower-moving vehicles. Construction of additional turn lanes, bike lanes and sidewalks will enhance safety for all users.
|Corridor Public Meeting||September 23, 2010|
|Design Public Meeting||May 5, 2011
|City Council Public Hearing||To Be Determined Pending Funding
|Right-of-way and Easement Acquisition||To Be Determined Pending Funding|
|Awarding of Construction Contract||To Be Determined Pending Funding|
|Start of Construction||To Be Determined Pending Funding|
|Project Completion||To Be Determined Pending Funding|
Total Projected Cost - $19,427,000