Mitchell Mill Road after construction

Transit, Streets, and Sidewalks

Mitchell Mill Road Widening Project

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

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

Project Details

$13.8 Millon
Project Lead:
Roadway Design & Construction
Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. (Design Consultant), Rifenburg Construction (Construction Contractor)
Lead Department:
Engineering Services
Service Unit:
Roadway Design and Construction




This phase is complete.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services



Lead Department:
Engineering Services


The project had its final inspection in June 2019. The project is now in the warranty period until June 2020.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services


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)


Date Activity
September 23, 2010 Corridor Public Meeting
May 5, 2011 Design Public Meeting
May 20, 2014 Public Meeting
September 11, 2014 Follow-up Public Meeting
December 2, 2014 City Council Public Hearing
Fall 2015 Complete Right of Way and Easement Acquisition
January 2016 Advertise for Construction Contract
May 2016 Award Construction Contract
June 10, 2019 Project Completion

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