Mitchell Mill Road Widening Project

Last updated Aug. 26, 2016 - 3:35 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

Project Update, August 26, 2016

Included in the Mitchell Mill Road widening project is a new box culvert at the intersection of Mitchell Mill Road and Forestville Road. Due to the amount of rock in this location contractors will have to conduct blasting operations. Contractors are scheduled to start blasting operations on Tuesday, August 30, at approximately 10 a.m. and again at 3 p.m., this blasting is scheduled to last about two weeks.

As with any construction activities, the dates and times of the blasting are estimates and are subject to change based on a variety of different circumstances including but not limited to weather and hardness of rock being excavated.

The City of Raleigh requires its contractors to take extensive precautions during the blasting process to protect public and private property from potential damage. Residents and businesses within the blasting zone have been contacted, and Mitchell Mill Road and Forestville Road will be closed near the intersection for a short amount of time during the blasting events.

To stay up to date on the project you can check the website often as pages will be updated regularly, or if you would like updates sent to your email, please send an email to Mitchell Mill Road Widening Project, and we will add you to our mailing list.

Please remember to use caution and drive slowly while in the work zone for your safety and the safety of construction crews.


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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