Image of Barwell Road before construction


Barwell Road Improvement Project

Our goal is to make Barwell Road safe for all modes of transportation.

The City is widening Barwell Road from Rock Quarry Road to Berkeley Lake Road.

We want Barwell Road to be safe, convenient, and comfortable for all modes of transportation. We call this a Complete Street.

Improvements to the road include:

  • Designated Two-Way Left Turn Lanes;
  • Sidewalks;
  • Multi-Use-Path;
  • Transit Improvements; and,
  • Realignment of the Pearl Road Intersection.

Project Details

$10.8 Million
Project Lead:
Roadway Design & Construction
Transystems (Design Consultant)



Project Manager
Riska Dees

Division Manager
Sylvester Percival, PE


Comment Form

Lead Department:
Engineering Services
Participating Department:
Service Unit:
Roadway Design and Construction



This project supports

Raleigh's Climate Plan in Action


The design phase of the project is complete.
Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Right of Way Acquisition

The Right of Way Acquisition phase of the project is completed.    


Lead Department:
Engineering Services


The Right of Way Acquisition phase of the project is completed.  We are now in the construction phase of the project.  The team is working on submitting the plans for construction permits. 

Permits needed for this project include:

  • Stormwater
  • Development Services 
  • North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT)
  • North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NC DEQ)

Once all permits are received, the team will advertise the project for construction bids. After a construction contractor is selected, we will hold a pre-construction meeting with residents along the corridor. 


Next Steps

  • Complete all permits needed for the project
  • Advertise the project for construction bids
  • Hold Public Pre-Construction Meeting 
Lead Department:
Engineering Services


Phase details coming soon.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services


Date Activity
April 23, 2019 Pre-design Public Meeting
Dec. 19, 2019 Design Public Meeting
Summer 2020 Advanced Design Meeting
Fall 2020 City Council Project Presentation
Winter 2024 Complete Right of Way and Easement Acquisition
Summer 2024 Advertise for Construction Bids
Fall 2024 Pre-Construction Meeting
Fall 2026 Project Completion

Past Public Engagement

Advanced Public Touchpoint - Summer 2020

Based on public feedback from the April 23, public meeting, other public engagement opportunities, and internal discussion and evaluation of both alternatives, we are moving forward with design Alternative 1. This design alternative includes 6-ft sidewalk along the east side of the road and a 10-ft multi-use-path (MUP) on the west side of the roadway.

Barwell Road Advanced Design Presentation


The Barwell Road Widening Project is part of the City’s Capital Improvement Program. Barwell Road is almost exclusively residential and includes the Barwell Road Elementary School and Community Center complex. These improvements will help improve pedestrian and bicycle accessibility from the surrounding properties to the school/park complex.

Public Art

The Barwell Road Project will include a public art component. The City selected UrbanRock Design as the artist for this project.  To learn more about the project, the artist selected, and give your input visit the Barwell Road Public Art Project page.