Street Improvement Petition Program
The Street Improvement Petition Program provides citizens an opportunity to initiate improvements to non-standard streets that have not been identified in the City's Capital Improvement Program.
Streets are considered as non-standard if they:
- Do not include curbs and gutters
- Are too narrow
- Do not have an acceptable base or pavement
Potholes are filled as needed on these streets, but they are not eligible for the Annual Street Resurfacing Program.
Improvements to these streets require action by the City Council and in most cases require that abutting property owners pay a portion of the construction costs in the form of a special assessment.
Types of Improvements and Assessment Rates
|Paving Gravel Streets|
(without installing curb and gutter)
|$16.00 / foot||not eligible|
(without curb and gutter)
|$8.50 / foot||not eligible|
(adding curb and gutter)
|$32.00 / foot||$64.00 / foot|
(with curb and gutter)
See Annual Street Resurfacing Program
City staff will review your request and discuss possible options with you.
If a petition is warranted, staff will prepare a petition packet that includes the city's street and sidewalk improvement policies, a map showing the proposed improvements in relation to adjacent properties, a list of adjacent property owners and signature sheets.
The petition packet will be provided to the petitioner who then has six months to get signatures from a majority of adjacent property owners who represent a majority of abutting footage along the proposed improvements.
After the petition packet has been returned, staff will validate the signatures.
If the petition is successful it will be ranked among other successful petitions, and subject to available funding, submitted to the City Manager for recommendation to the City Council.
Once the proposed project has been presented to the City Council, abutting property owners will be invited to a formal public hearing that is held to allow council members to receive comments from interested parties. After the conclusion of the public hearing, the City Council will vote on proceeding with the project and authorizing assessments.
Once the project has been authorized, engineering staff will begin the design process during which time property owners will be invited to a public design meeting so they may see the potential impacts to their property and offer input on the project's design.
Property owners will be notified prior to the start of construction.
Once the project has been completed, punch list letters will be sent to property owners so they may notify the city of any construction-related issues along their property.
How to Request Street or Sidewalk Improvements
Raleigh citizens may petition the City to install new sidewalks along residential streets that are located inside of the City limits.
Active Street Improvement Petitions
Installation of curbs, gutters, drains and paving 27 feet back-to-back from the end of existing standard improvements (curb & gutter) to Glascock Street with sidewalks on both sides on a variable 0-3.5 foot set back from the curb.
|1357||Craven Drive Petition|
Installation of curb and gutter, drains and paving 27 feet back-to-back from Pasquotank Drive to Alamance Drive with 3.5 foot shoulders.
|1356||Alamance Drive Petition|
Installation of curb and gutter, drains and paving 27 feet back-to-back from Craven Drive to Transylvania Avenue with 3.5 foot shoulders.
Installation of curb and gutter, drains and paving on the west side only from Bellevue Road to Bellevue Road.
|1354||Pleasant Grove Church Road |
Street and sidewalk improvements from Pleasant Pines Drive to the cul-de-sac on Pleasant Grove Church Road.
|1353||Hilburn Hills Lane|
Installation of curb and gutter, drains and paving 31 feet back-to-back with sidewalk on the north side of the street from Pleasant Pines Drive to Hilburn Drive