Marsh Creek Road & Trawick Road Improvement Project

Last updated Aug. 15, 2019 - 1:34 pm
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Street Improvement
  • Roadway Design and Construction (Lead)
  • Pending

Current Activity

Updated Aug. 15

On June 18, we presented the results of the listening session and online comments to City Council. During the presentation, we presented a few options that we could make to the project scope. City Council voted during the July 2, City Council meeting to award the design contract to HDR with an amended scope. The new scope includes a two-lane median divided roadway on Marsh Creek Road and turn lanes at intersections along the Trawick Road section. The project will also include a multi-use path on one side of the roadway and a sidewalk on the other.

The next step in the design process includes a pre-design meeting, scheduled for late this fall. At this meeting, we will show some of the design concepts we are exploring and get public input on those models.


The City is planning to widen Marsh Creek Road and Trawick Road to three lanes from Capital Boulevard to New Hope Road.

We want the corridor to be safe, convenient, and comfortable for all modes of transportation. Proposed Improvements include:

  • Sidewalks;
  • Curb & gutter; (facilitates drainage from the roadway, protects private property)
  • Enhanced bus stops;
  • Bicycle infrastructure;
  • Street trees; and,
  • Traffic calming.

During the design and public input process a roundabout might be considered for the intersection of Marsh Creek Road and Trawick Road.


The City wants to complete projects that will help neighborhoods. The Marsh Creek Road and Trawick Road corridor provide access to Wilburn Elementary School, Marsh Creek Park, and frequent transit on Capital Boulevard. However, these two streets have little to no pedestrian or cycling infrastructure to facilitate a multi-modal transportation system.

The two streets function as one street connecting Capital Boulevard and New Hope Road. For this reason, the City decided to combine the two streets into one project.

The section of Trawick Road from Marsh Creek to Woodard Drive is slated to take place at a later time.

Was this page helpful?

Town & Country Magazine named Raleigh

Raleigh Among the Best Places to Go in April

View our accolades >>