Lorimer Road

Transit, Streets, and Sidewalks

Lorimer Road Improvements Project

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)


This phase is complete.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services


Contractors have finished the work at the Merwin Rd and Lorimer Rd intersection. Now this is completed, crews will start the work to replace the sewer main between Merwin Rd and Wood Links Rd.

Starting Monday, Jan. 13, crews will close Lorimer Road between Merwin and Wood Links (weather dependent). While the road is closed, crews will replace a sewer line, install curb and gutter, and install a sidewalk in this location.

We expect this closure to last for about 30 days, ending in early February (weather dependent). During this time, all residents will have access to their driveway. Please use the Phase III Detour during the road closure. 

The project is still on track to be completed by the summer. As always, we understand that construction is an inconvenience, and we appreciate your patience at this time.


Phase details coming soon.


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
Spring 2020 Project Completion

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