Lorimer Road

Transit, Streets, and Sidewalks

Lorimer Road Improvements Project

Improving mobility and connectivity for pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular traffic

The Raleigh City Council has approved a petition request to improve Lorimer Road from Kaplan Drive to Garland Drive. The Proposed improvements consist of:

  • Grading;
  • Storm drainage;
  • Replacement of existing culvert;
  • New paving with concrete curb and gutter;
  • Sidewalk; and,
  • Road signage.

Project Details

$2.7 million
Dewberry (Design Consultant), Narron Contracting (Construction Contractor)
Lead Department:
Budget and Management Services




This phase is complete.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services


Updated June 2020

The project is nearing completion, final paving is scheduled to take place in the next few weeks. 

As always, we understand that construction is an inconvenience, and we appreciate your patience at this time.

Next Steps


Project is scheduled for completion summer 2020.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services


The project is complete.

The heat and large rainstorms that occurred since the project's completion have caused some of the grass in this area not to take as well as we would have liked. We continue to monitor this situation, and we will complete additional seeding as needed this fall with the cooler temperatures.

We thank you for your continued communication and all of your patience throughout the construction process.


Petition Projects are neighborhood streets projects initiated by property owners through the Street Improvement Petition Program. Improvements may include paving of gravel streets, the addition of curbs and gutters, or resurfacing of streets that do not have curbs and gutters. Upon completion, a portion of the project cost is passed to the abutting property owners in the form of an assessment.


Date Activity
February 8 Design Public Meeting - 25%
Summer 2017 Design Public Meeting - 65%
Spring 2018 Complete Easement Acquisition Phase
May 29, 2018 Advertise for Construction Contract
October 16, 2018 Award Construction Contract
Pre-construction Meeting Jan. 2019
Summer 2020 Project Completion

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