Street and Sidewalk Projects
The Design and Construction Division coordinates most street and sidewalk improvements projects within the City of Raleigh. The division works closely with other departments to provide safe, comfortable and connected streets and sidewalks to enhance the quality of life for Raleigh residents, visitors and businesses.
On June 2, 2015, the City adopted the City of Raleigh Complete Streets Policy. Complete Streets contribute to both livability and sustainability by providing safe and equitable mobility choices, recognizing all users regardless of physical ability or mode of travel, providing amenities and infrastructure for all modes, and complementing adjoining architectural, economic, community, and land use patterns.
Street Improvement Projects
City of Raleigh street improvement projects are generated through the Capital Improvement Program, Raleigh citizen requests by means of Street Petitions, and the division also works with Neighborhood Traffic Management on large scale traffic calming projects.
The process of identifying, designing and constructing needed improvements such as the installation of curbs and gutters, road widening and the construction of new roads can take from a few months to several years depending on the scope of the project. New projects are vetted through a process that involves public meetings and City Council authorization.
Information on projects that are currently in development or under construction is available on our project list.Street Project List
Sidewalk Improvement Projects
The City of Raleigh is dedicated to becoming a more walkable city. The City Council adopted the Comprehensive Pedestrian Plan on January 2, 2013. The plan provides strategies to enhance Raleigh’s transportation system and to promote a more walkable Raleigh.
Sidewalk improvement projects are identified and prioritized through the Comprehensive Pedestrian Program and the Sidewalk Petition Program. Once identified for construction, new projects are vetted through a process that involves public meetings and City Council authorization.
Information on projects that are currently in development or under construction is available on the project list.Sidewalk Project List