Lorimer Road Improvements Project

Last updated Jan. 10, 2019 - 2:06 pm
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Street Petition Project
  • 2.7 Million
  • Roadway Design and Construction (Lead)
  • Dewberry (Design Consultant)

Current Activity

Updated Jan. 10

We are having a pre-construction Public Meeting. The meeting will offer information for what residents and property owners can expect during construction.

The meeting will be held at:

The Lake Johnson Waterfront Park Center
4601 Avent Ferry Road

On Wednesday, Jan. 23,
From 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

We will give a brief presentation. Then, the contractor and City staff will be on hand to meet area residents and answer construction related questions.

Construction is scheduled to begin in February.


The Raleigh City Council has approved a petition request to improve Lorimer Road from Kaplan Drive to Garland Drive. The Proposed improvements consist of:

  • Grading;
  • Storm drainage;
  • Replacement of existing culvert;
  • New paving with concrete curb and gutter;
  • Sidewalk; and,
  • Road signage.


Project schedule with dates and descriptions
February 8 Design Public Meeting - 25%
Summer 2017Design Public Meeting - 65%
Spring 2018Complete Easement Acquisition Phase
May 29, 2018Advertise for Construction Contract
October 16, 2018 Award Construction Contract
Pre-construction Meeting Jan. 2019
Spring 2020Project Completion


Petition Projects are neighborhood streets projects initiated by property owners through the Street Improvement Petition Program. Improvements may include paving of gravel streets, the addition of curbs and gutters, or resurfacing of streets that do not have curbs and gutters. Upon completion, a portion of the project cost is passed to the abutting property owners in the form of an assessment.

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