Mitchell Mill Road Widening Project

Last updated Sep. 23, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • 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

Project Update, September 23, 2016

Crews continue to work on paving operations near the intersection of Mitchell Mill Road and Forestville Road, to accommodate the temporary road widening of Mitchell Mill Road in that section of the corridor.

Once the road striping and temporary changes to traffic signals are complete, traffic will be shifted to the new pavement. The traffic shift will provide room for crews to start the construction of the new box culvert that will run under the Mitchell Mill Road and Forestville Road intersection.

Contractors plan for the culvert work to begin in early October subject to weather and other conditions. As always please use extreme caution through construction area for yours and worker’s safety.

For your safety and that of construction crews, please use caution while traveling through the construction area.

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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
January 2016Advertise for Construction Contract
May 2016Award Construction Contract
Late Winter 2018Project 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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