Mitchell Mill Road Widening Project

Last updated Oct. 23, 2017 - 8:58 am
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Road Widening Project
  • $9,600,000
  • Roadway Design and Construction (Lead)
  • Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. (Design Consultant)
  • Rifenburg Construction (Construction Contractor)

Current Activity

Project Update, Posted Oct. 19

Both sides of the roadway are currently seeing construction activity with the installation of water and sanitary sewer mains, storm drains, and curb and gutter. There is a significant amount of rock along the corridor, and blasting operations have been and may continue to be required at different locations to facilitate the installation of underground pipes, manholes, and catch basins.

The contractor installed the first section of the new box culvert at the intersection of Forestville Road and is scheduled to start the installation of the second half of the culvert at the beginning of the new year. The north section of Forestville Road at the intersection of Mitchell Mill Road is required to be closed while the second half of the culvert is installed. The City will send out more details as the new year approaches.

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Summary

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; and,
  • New water main installation to connect existing sections currently installed along the corridor

Images

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

Schedule

Project schedule with dates and descriptions
DateDescription
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

History

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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