Current Sidewalk Projects

Raleigh Sidewalk Improvement Projects

Last updated Nov. 01, 2017 - 2:56 pm

City-initiated Projects are generally focused on fixing gaps along higher volume streets, such as thoroughfares. Each proposed sidewalk project is evaluated and ranked based on a variety of factors, including street classification, existing demand, special population needs, feasibility, and the proximity of places people want to walk to, like parks, schools, and shopping areas.

News & Updates

Construction updates: As of Monday, Oct. 2

Construction activity is underway along West Millbrook Road, Person Street, Hoke Street, and Bloodworth Street, to fill in gaps in the sidewalk network along these roadways.

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

Bloodworth Street

Completion of gaps in sidewalk on the east side of the street between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Worth Street.

Project Status: Construction
Projected Completion: Spring 2018
Project Engineer: Tim Sudano
Design Consultant: The Wooten Company

Project Location

Blue Ridge Road

This project includes:

  • Installation of sidewalks on the west side of Blue Ridge Road from Hillsborough Street to Faber Drive;
  • Some east side ramps will be retrofitted; and,
  • Re-design of the signals at Hillsborough Street/Blue Ridge Road and Beryl Road/Blue Ridge Road intersections.

Project Status: Design Phase
Project Completion:
Fall 2018
Project Engineer: Cordis Yates-Thompson

Project Map

Blount Street

New sidewalk on both sides of the road between Bragg Street and Hoke Street.

Project Status: Construction
Projected Completion: Spring 2018
Project Engineer: Tim Sudano
Design Consultant: The Wooten Company

Project Location

Capital Boulevard Sidewalks (North of I-440 interchange)

The addition of sidewalk on both sides of Capital Boulevard from I-440 Ramps to Brentwood Road.

Project Status: Design Phase
Projected Completion:
Project on hold pending construction funding

Project Engineer - Sylvester Percival
Design Consultant: Stewart Engineering, Inc.

Project Location

Crabtree Boulevard Sidewalk

New sidewalk on the south side of the road between Capital Boulevard and Timber Drive.

Project Status: Construction
Projected Completion: Late Fall 2017
Project Engineer - David Savage
Design Consultant: ARCADIS

Crabtree Boulevard Public Meeting Map

Project Location

Green Road

Completion of gaps in sidewalk along both sides of the road from New Hope Church Rd to Spring Forest Rd.

Project Status: Final Design and Right of Way Acquisition Phase
Projected Completion: Late Fall 2018
Project Engineer - Sylvester Percival

Public Meeting Map

Project Location

Hoke Street

New sidewalk on the south side of the road between Blount Street and Person Street.

Project Status: Construction
Projected Completion: Spring 2018
Project Engineer: Tim Sudano
Design Consultant: The Wooten Company

Project Location

I-40 Bridge Pedestrian Retrofits, Part B

Sidewalk improvements will be completed along Trailwood Drive and the bridge over I-40 from north of Lineberry Drive to north of Main Campus Drive. This project is Part of the I–40 Bridges Pedestrian Retrofit Project.

Project Status: Design Phase
Project Completion:
Fall 2018
Project Engineer - David Savage
Design Consultant - Wetherill Engineering

Project Map

A public meeting was held on March 22, 2016, showing the proposed plans for bicycle and pedestrian improvements along Trailwood Drive at the I-40 overpass. If you were unable to attend the meeting, a copy of the project handout and the project design map are linked below.

Trailwood Drive Project Map
Public Meeting Handout

Project Location

Lake Wheeler Road (Centennial to Maywood)

Installation of sidewalk on the east side of Lake Wheeler Road from Maywood Avenue to Centennial Parkway.

Project Status: Design Phase
Projected Completion:
Fall 2019
Project Engineer - Sylvester Percival
Design Consultant: Stewart Engineering, Inc.

Project Location

Lumley Road and Westgate Road Project, Northwest Raleigh Bicycle Corridor Project

Installation of bicycle and pedestrian upgrades along Lumley Road at the intersection of Brier Creek Parkway, and terminates near Umstead State Park at the Ebenezer Church Road / Graylyn Road entrance (one route terminates at Leesville Road).

Project Status: Design Stage
Project Completion: Late Summer 2020
Project Engineer
- Amy Billings
Project Consultant
– Stewart Engineering

View Project Details

The finalized feasibility study was approved by Raleigh City Council on June 7, 2016.

Project Location

Maywood Avenue

Installation of sidewalk on the north side of Maywood Avenue from South Saunders Street to Summit Avenue and installation of sidewalk on the south side of Maywood Avenue from South Saunders Street to Lake Wheeler Road.

Project Status: Design Phase
Projected Completion:
Fall 2019
Project Engineer - Sylvester Percival
Design Consultant: Stewart Engineering, Inc.

Maywood Avenue Project Map

Project Location

East Millbrook Road Sidewalk

Installation of sidewalk along the north side of East Millbrook Road from Atlantic Avenue to Capital Boulevard.

Project Status: Final Design and Right of Way Acquisition Phase
Projected Completion:
Spring 2019
Project Engineer - Tim Sudano
Design Consultant: ARCADIS

Millbrook Road and New Hope Road Public Meeting Map

Project Location

West Millbrook Road

New sidewalk on the south side of the road from Bennettwood Court to Lead Mine Road.

Project Status: Construction
Projected Completion: Spring 2018
Project Engineer: Tim Sudano
Design Consultant: The Wooten Company

Project Location

New Bern Avenue Pedestrian Improvements

The project consists of streetscape improvements on both sides of the New Bern Avenue from Tarboro Road to Sunnybrook Road.

Project Status: Design Phase
Projected Completion:
Fall 2019
Project Engineer - David Savage
Design Consultant
Kimley Horn and Associates

View Project Details

Project Location

New Hope Road Sidewalks

Installation of sidewalk on both sides of the street on New Hope Road from Capital Boulevard to Wallingford Drive.

Project Status: Design Phase
Projected Completion:
Spring 2019
Project Engineer - Tim Sudano
Design Consultant: ARCADIS

Millbrook Road and New Hope Road Public Meeting Map

Project Location

Oakwood Avenue

New sidewalk on the north side of the road between N. Fisher Street and Raleigh Boulevard.

Project Status: Construction
Projected Completion: Spring 2018
Project Engineer: Tim Sudano
Design Consultant: The Wooten Company

Project Location

Peace Street West Steetscape

Installation of new sidewalks and street trees along both sides of the Peace Street corridor between St. Mary's Street and West Street.

Project Status: Design Phase
Projected Completion: Summer 2019
Project Engineer - Amy Billings
Design Consultant - Cole, Jenest, & Stone

View Project Details

Project Location

Person Street

New sidewalk on the west side of the road from Hoke Street to Bragg Street. Curb and gutter on the west side between Hoke Street and Branch Street is anticipated to be moved in to make space for the new sidewalk.

Project Status: Construction
Projected Completion: Spring 2018
Project Engineer: Tim Sudano
Design Consultant: The Wooten Company

Project Location

Poole Road

New sidewalk on the north side of the road between Donald Ross Drive and Sunnybrook Road.

Project Status: Design Phase
Projected Completion: Fall 2018
Project Engineer: Tim Sudano

Public Meeting Handout and Map

Project Location

Raleigh Boulevard

New sidewalk on the east side of Raleigh Boulevard between Crabtree Boulevard and Yonkers Road and new sidewalk on the west side of Raleigh Boulevard from Yonkers Road to Appliance Court.

Project Status: Construction
Projected Completion: Spring 2018
Project Engineer: Tim Sudano
Design Consultant: The Wooten Company

Project Location

Rock Quarry Road

New sidewalk on the east side of Rock Quarry Road between Bart Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and new sidewalk on the north side of Blazing Star Lane from Rock Quarry Road / Raleigh Boulevard to Nightshade Way.

Project Status: Design Phase
Projected Completion: Fall 2018
Project Engineer: Richard Dickie

Project Location

Spring Forest Road Sidewalks

Installation of sidewalks along both sides of the street on Spring Forest Road from McHines Place to Capital Boulevard.

Project Status: Design Phase
Projected Completion:
Spring 2019
Project Engineer - Tim Sudano
Design Consultant: ARCADIS

Spring Forest Road Public Meeting Map

Project Location

Wade Avenue Sidewalk

Installation of sidewalk along the north side of Wade Avenue from Hobson Court to Oberlin Road and the south side of Wade Avenue from Oberlin Road to east of Daniels Street.

Project Status: Design Phase
Projected Completion:
Fall 2019
Project Engineer - Sylvester Percival
Design Consultant: Stewart Engineering, Inc.

Wade Avenue Project Map

Project Location

Wake Forest Road Sidewalks

Installation of sidewalk along the east side of Wake Forest Road from Hodges Street to Georgetown Road.

Project Status: Design Phase
Projected Completion:
Fall 2019
Project Engineer - Sylvester Percival
Design Consultant: Stewart Engineering, Inc.

Wake Forest Road Project Map


Project Location

Petition Projects are projects on local residential streets that are handled through the Sidewalk Petition Program. The petition program for a new sidewalk requires signatures from a majority of the property owners along the street that make up the majority of the property frontage. In most cases there are no costs for residential property owners.

Construction Update

The following projects are under construction and scheduled for completion fall 2017:

  • Melbourne Road: Construction
  • Ravenwood Drive: Construction

The following projects are under construction and scheduled for completion spring 2018:

  • Cranbrook Road - Construction
  • Orleans Place - Construction
  • Manchester Drive - Construction
  • Wimbleton Drive - Construction
  • Yadkin Drive, Part A - Construction
  • Yadkin Drive, Part B - Construction

Cranbrook Road

Installation of a 5’ wide sidewalk on a 3.5’ setback with a 1’ shoulder beyond the sidewalk on the south side of the street from Manchester Drive to Shelley Road.

Project Status: Construction
Projected Completion: Spring 2018
Project Engineer – Cordis Yates-Thompson

Project Location

Daisy Street

Installation of a 5-foot wide sidewalk placed 2.5 feet from the back of curb on the west side of the street from Hillsborough Street to Clark Avenue. Adjustments to the sidewalk width and setback may be included in the final design to avoid major impacts in certain areas as needed and determined by our engineering staff.

Project Status: Design Phase
Project Completion:
Winter 2019
Project Engineer – Cordis Yates-Thompson

Project Location

Manchester Drive

Installation of sidewalk on the south side of Manchester Drive from Cranbrook Drive to Rampart Street.

Project Status: Construction
Projected Completion:
Spring 2018
Project Engineer - Mukund Moghe

Project Location

Melbourne Road

Installation of sidewalk along Melbourne Road from Ravenwood Drive to Powell Drive.

Project Status: Construction
Projected Completion:
Late Fall 2017
Project Engineer - Mukund Moghe

Preliminary Plans

Project Location

Orleans Place

Installation of a 5’ wide sidewalk with a 3.5’ foot setback from the curb on the south side of Orleans Place from Quail Hollow Drive to the cul-de-sac of Orleans Place.

Project Status: Construction
Project Completion: Spring 2018
Project Engineer – Cordis Yates-Thompson

Project Location

Oxford Road

Install sidewalk on the northwest side of Oxford Road between Overbrook Drive and Reaves Drive. The project is also considering stormwater management measures for reduction of pollutants entering the adjacent Fallon Park Creek.

Project Status: Design Phase
Project Completion: Summer 2019
Project Engineer – Mukund Moghe

Project Location

Ramblewood Drive

Installation of sidewalk along the south side of Ramblewood Drive from Lassiter Mill Road to existing sidewalk at Allister Drive.

Project Status: Design Phase
Projected Completion:
Fall 2018
Project Engineer - Cordis Yates-Thompson

Project location

Ravenwood Drive

Installation of sidewalk along Ravenwood Drive from Scarlet Maple Drive to Melbourne Road.

Project Status: Construction
Projected Completion:
Late Fall 2017
Project Engineer - Mukund Moghe

Preliminary Plans

Project Location

Wimbleton Drive

Installation of sidewalk along the southwest side of Wimbleton Drive from Manchester Drive to Shelly Road.

Project Status: Construction
Projected Completion:
Spring 2018
Project Engineer - Mukund Moghe

Project location

Woodburn Road

Installation of sidewalk along the east side of Woodburn Road from Smallwood Drive to Wade Avenue.

Project Status: Design Phase
Projected Completion: Fall 2018
Project Engineer: Cordis Yates-Thompson

Project location

Yadkin Drive Part A

Installation of sidewalk on the east side of Yadkin Drive from Northbrook Drive to Rampart Street.

Project Status: Construction
Projected Completion:
Spring 2018
Project Engineer - Mukund Moghe

Project Location

Yadkin Drive Part B

Installation of sidewalk on the north side of Yadkin Drive from Rampart Street to Inglewood Lane.

Project Status: Construction
Projected Completion:
Spring 2018
Project Engineer - Mukund Moghe

Project Location

Yadkin Drive Part C

Installation of a variable width sidewalk with a variable width setback from the curb on the southeast side of Yadkin Drive from Alleghany Drive to Staley Court transitioning to a 6-foot wide sidewalk on a 3.5-foot setback from the curb on the southeast side from Staley Court to Currituck Drive.
The variable sidewalk width and setback from Alleghany Drive to Staley Court are needed to allow a match and connection to the existing sidewalk across the bridge over Crabtree Creek.

Project Status: Design Phase
Projected Completion: Fall 2019
Project Engineer - Cordis Yates-Thompson

Project Location

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