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Raleigh Sidewalk Improvement Projects

Last updated Jul. 11, 2018 - 8:28 am

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.

Blue Ridge Road Sidewalk Project

The project will install sidewalk along the west side of Blue Ridge Road between Pylon Drive and Faber Drive.

Project Status: Design Phase
Project Completed:
Spring 2020

Project Engineer – Brennon Fuqua

Blue Ridge Road Bike & Pedestrian Project

The City is making sidewalk and bike lane improvements to Blue Ridge Road from Trinity Road to just north of Reedy Creek Road.

Project Status: Design Phase
Project Completed: Schedule pending

Project Engineer – Reuben Moore

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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:
Schedule Pending

Project Engineer - Reuben Moore
Design Consultant: Stewart Engineering, Inc.

Project Location

Centennial Parkway Sidewalk Project

The City will install sidewalk along the south side of Centennial Parkway from Avent Ferry Road to Nazareth Street.

Project Status: Design Phase
Project Completed: Spring 2020

Project Engineer – Brennon Fuqua

Crabtree Boulevard Sidewalk

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

Project Status: Construction
Projected Completion: Summer 2018
Project Engineer - David Savage
Design Consultant: ARCADIS

Crabtree Boulevard Public Meeting Map

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Gorman Street Connector Project

The City will improve bicycle and pedestrian connectivity on Gorman Street between the Rocky Branch Trail at Ligon Street/Sullivan Drive and the Reedy Creek Trail at Hillsborough Street/Clark Avenue.

Project Status: Design Phase
Project Complete: Schedule pending

Project Engineer – Richard Dickie

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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: Summer 2019

Project Engineer - Richard Dickie

Public Meeting Map

Project Location

Holston Lane Sidewalk Project

The Project will install sidewalk along the north side of Holston Lane between Sunnybrook Road and Calumet Drive.

Project Status: Design Phase
Project Completed: Spring 2020

Project Engineer – Tim Athy

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:
Spring 2019
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

Ileagnes Road Sidewalk Project

The City will install sidewalk along the south side of Ileagnes Road between Cherry Circle and South Saunders Street.

Project Status: Design Phase
Project Completed: Spring 2020

Project Engineer – Tim Athy

Lake Boone Trail Sidewalk Project

The project will install sidewalk along the south side of Lake Boone Trail from Blue Ridge Road to Rexwood Drive.

Project Status: Design Phase
Project Completed: Spring 2020

Project Engineer – Brennon Fuqua

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:
Late Summer 2020
Project Engineer - Reuben Moore
Design Consultant: Stewart Engineering, Inc.

Project Location

Leesville Road Safe Route to School project

The Leesville Road Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) project will install new sidewalks and bicycle accommodations along O'Neal Drive, Pride Way, Country Trail, and on the school property.

Project Status: Design Phase
Project Completed: Schedule Pending

Project Engineer – Tim Athy

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Louisburg Road (US 401) Sidewalk project

The City will install sidewalk along the west side of Louisburg Road between Beacon Street and Fox Road.

Project Status: Design Phase
Project Completed: Spring 2020

Project Engineer – Tim Athy

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 Fall 2020
Project Engineer
- Reuben Moore
Project Consultant
– Stewart Engineering

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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:
Late Summer 2020
Project Engineer - Reuben Moore
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:
Late Summer 2020
Project Engineer - Reuben Moore
Design Consultant: ARCADIS

Millbrook Road and New Hope Road Public Meeting Map

Project Location

The City will install sidewalk on Navaho Drive between Executive Drive and Bush Street as part of the GoRaleigh Passenger Amenity Program.

Project status: Design Phase
Project Completed: Spring 2020

Project Engineer – David Savage

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:
Late Fall 2019
Project Engineer - David Savage
Design Consultant
Kimley Horn and Associates

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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:
Late Summer 2020
Project Engineer - Reuben Moore
Design Consultant: ARCADIS

Millbrook Road and New Hope Road Public Meeting Map

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: Late Summer 2019
Project Engineer - Amy Billings
Design Consultant - Cole, Jenest, & Stone

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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: Spring 2019
Project Engineer: Tim Athy

Public Meeting Handout and Map

Project Location

Raleigh Boulevard Sidewalk Project

The project will install sidewalk along the east side of Raleigh Boulevard between Martin Luther King Boulevard and Poole Road.

Project Status: Design Phase
Project Completed: Spring 2020

Project Engineer - Brennon Fuqua

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: Late Spring 2018
Project Engineer: Reuben Moore
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: Spring 2019
Project Engineer: Tim Athy

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:
Fall 2020
Project Engineer - Reuben Moore
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:
Late Summer 2020

Project Engineer - Reuben Moore
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:
Late Summer 2020
Project Engineer - Reuben Moore
Design Consultant: Stewart Engineering, Inc.

Wake Forest Road Project Map


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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

  • Woodburn Road – Construction
  • Ramblewood Road – Construction

Barksdale Drive

Installation of a 6-foot wide sidewalk placed 3.5 feet from the back of curb on the North side of the street from Timber Drive to Mossbank Road, then from Mossbank Road to N. Raleigh Blvd. construct a 6-foot sidewalk directly behind the curb on both sides of the street.

Project Status: Design
Project Completion: Schedule pending
Project Engineer: Han Nguyen

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:
Summer 2019
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: Late Fall 2019
Project Engineer – Mukund Moghe

Project Location

Plainview Avenue

Installation of a 6-foot-wide sidewalk setback 3.5 feet from the curb on the west side of the street, and from Vale Street to just south of the creek construct a 6-foot sidewalk with a 3.5-foot setback along the south side of the street.

Project Status: Design
Project Completion:
Schedule pending
Project Engineer: Han Nguyen

Ramblewood Drive

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

Project Status: Construction
Projected Completion:
Late Summer 2018
Project Engineer - Cordis Yates-Thompson

Project location

Winthrop Drive

Installation of a 6-foot-wide sidewalk on a 2.5 foot setback from the curb on the East side of the street from West Millbrook Road to Sleepy Hollow Drive.

Project Status: Design
Project Completion: Schedule pending
Project Engineer: Han Nguyen

Woodburn Road

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

Project Status: Construction
Projected Completion: Winter 2019
Project Engineer: Cordis Yates-Thompson

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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