Mitchell Mill Road Widening Project

Last updated Jul. 28, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Road Widening Project
  • Total Projected Cost - $9,427,000
  • Street and Sidewalk Design Construction (Lead)
  • Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. (Design Consultant)

Current Activity

Funding for Construction and Right-of-Way on this project was part of the City's Transportation Improvement Bond that passed last year. Funding has been authorized with the City's 2015 budget.

There was a great turnout at the May 20, 2014 public meeting and a lot of productive discussion items were brought up by the community. Staff is currently analyzing these items and plan to schedule another public meeting around August or September to provide proposed solutions to address these concerns.


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.


Existing Mitchell Mill Road
Existing Mitchell Mill Road
Visualization of proposed 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
To Be DeterminedFollow-up Public Meeting
November 4, 2014City Council Public Hearing
November 2014 though July 2015Right-of-way and Easement Acquisition
November 3, 2015Awarding of Construction Contract
Winter 2016Start of Construction
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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