Mitchell Mill Road Widening Project

Last updated Jan. 04, 2017 - 2:14 pm
  • 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, November 8, 2016

Mitchell Mill Road has been a hub of activity in the past couple of months.

Construction crews recently widened the north side of Mitchell Mill Road from Forestville Road to just past the Wake Cross Roads Baptist Church driveway, and the west side of Forestville Road from the intersection to just before the fire station. This was done so that concrete barriers could be installed along this section of the road in preparation for the new box culvert work beginning soon.

Construction crews are working on both the north and south sides of the corridor widening Mitchell Mill Road. On the north, side crews are working from the intersection of 401 to Round Oak Road and on the south side of the road from Round Oak Road to Forestville Road.

Crews have also been installing the underground infrastructure, including sanitary sewer lines, storm drains and water lines along the length of the corridor.

In the next few weeks, construction crews will continue the installing the underground utilities and the temporary widening along the corridor. Construction will also begin on the new box culvert running under the Forestville Road intersection.

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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