Mitchell Mill Road Widening Project

Last updated Jul. 12, 2018 - 11:20 am
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Road Widening Project
  • $13.8 Millon
  • Roadway Design and Construction (Lead)
  • Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. (Design Consultant)
  • Rifenburg Construction (Construction Contractor)

Current Activity

Project Update, Updated July 12

On June 22, the City’s contractor, Rifenburg Construction, closed the northern section of Forestville Road at Mitchell Mill Road. This section of roadway will remain closed while crews excavate the area and install the second half of the new double box culvert that will run under the intersection. Crews are also installing the curb and gutter and sidewalk from Forestville Road running east.

The final pavement operations between Louisburg Road/US 401 and the Wake Cross Roads Baptist Church are underway. Final pavement will include the entrances to side streets along the corridor. There may be some lane closures and flagging operations during this phase of the work.

The landscape contractor installed more small shrubs and perennials along the corridor and will install more at the intersection of Forestville Road once the culvert is in place. The contractor will plant the remaining trees this fall.

Forestville Road Detour Information

There will be no through traffic on Forestville Road. Access to businesses and residents on Forestville Road will still be available by way of Mitchell Mill Road to Louisburg Road/401 to Forestville Road.

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The project will widen Mitchell Mill Road between Louisburg Road and Forestville Road.

Street Improvements will include:

  • Four-lane median-divided road;
  • Curb and gutters;
  • Sidewalks;
  • Bike lanes;
  • Streetlights on both sides;
  • Turn-lane improvements;
  • Culvert replacement at the intersection of Mitchell Mill Road and Forestville Road;
  • A directional crossover at Neuse Crossing Drive and Longdale Drive;
  • Full access movements at Single Leaf Lane and Caliber Woods Drive; and,
  • New water main installation to connect existing sections currently installed along the corridor


  • Existing Mitchell Mill Road
  • Visualization of proposed Mitchell Mill Road


Project schedule with dates and descriptions
September 23, 2010Corridor Public Meeting
May 5, 2011Design Public Meeting
May 20, 2014Public Meeting
September 11, 2014Follow-up Public Meeting
December 2, 2014City Council Public Hearing
Fall 2015Complete Right of Way and Easement Acquisition
January 2016Advertise for Construction Contract
May 2016Award Construction Contract
Summer 2018Project Completion


Mitchell Mill Road Widening project is part of the 2005 Road Bond approved by voters of the City of Raleigh. Initial design funding for the project was authorized by the Raleigh City Council as part of the 2008-09 Capital Improvement Program.

Mitchell Mill Road is classified as a major thoroughfare in the City's 2030 comprehensive Plan. The existing roadway consists of primarily a two lane roadway with triple lefts at the Louisburg Road (US 401) intersection.

Existing Traffic Volume: 17,500 vehicles per day

Projected Traffic Forecast: 25,000 vehicles per day (2035)

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