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Transit, Streets, and Sidewalks

Leesville Road Improvement Project, Part B

We are planning to make Leesville Road safe for all types of transportation.

The Leesville Road, Part B project is delayed until further notice.

The Raleigh City Council agreed with staff recommendations to delay this project due to anticipated project shortfalls for the 2017 Transportation Bond by the adoption of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Budget during the June 15, City Council meeting. 

The City is planning on widening Leesville Road to a two-lane divided avenue from Westgate Road to O’Neal Road with a median and turn lanes appropriately placed. The project will improve the traffic flow and create a safe roadway section for all modes of transportation.

Planned improvements include:

  • Medians;
  • Multi-use path on both sides of the street;
  • Curb and gutter;
  • Landscaping; and,
  • Streetlights.

Schedule is pending.

Project Details

Project Lead:
Roadway Design & Construction



Grady McCollum, PE
Project Manager

Comment Form

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




The City hosted a public listening session at the Lake Lynn Community Center, on May 2. During the meeting, City staff talked about some of the proposed improvements planned for the corridor and opened the floor to comments and provided the opportunity to comment on the project online for two weeks.

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 could be made to the project scope. City Council voted to award the design contract to RK&K with an amended scope. The new scope includes a two-lane median divided roadway with multi-use paths on both sides of the street.

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.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services


Updated July 8,

At the February City Council Budget Work Session, Transportation and Engineering Services presented on anticipated project shortfalls for the 2017 Transportation Bond, totaling between $15 million and $20 million, due to the construction market and increased right-of-way acquisition costs.

While the construction market may change due to the recent conditions and changes at the North Carolina Department of Transportation, staff still recommended delaying the Leesville Road, Part B project. 

The Raleigh City Council agreed with staff recommendations by the adoption of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Budget during the June 15, City Council meeting. 


Lead Department:
Engineering Services


Phase details coming soon.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services


Phase details coming soon.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services


The project is one of two sub-standard sections of Leesville Road between Lynn Road and Westgate Road. Leesville B is the northern half, from O’Neal Road to Westgate Road and Leesville C is the southern half, from Lynn Road to O’Neal Road.

Leesville Road B was recommended by City staff over the Leesville Road C project due to the higher traffic volume and estimated cost of the two projects. Leesville Road B has a congestion ranking of seven out of 62 projects, and Leesville C is ranked 20.

The north end of this project has predominantly commercial and retail uses, while the south end transitions to residential and school uses. The Leesville Road school campus, which consists of a high school, a middle school, and an elementary school, is directly adjacent to the southern end of the project limits.

The City also has the Leesville Safe Routes to School Project, funded by federal grants, that is scheduled to start construction in the fall of 2019.

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