Pleasant Valley Road pre-construction

Transit, Streets, and Sidewalks

Pleasant Valley Road Improvement Project

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

This project will widen and rehabilitate Pleasant Valley Road between Duraleigh Road and Glenwood Avenue.

The improved corridor will feature a three-lane, curb-and-gutter section with:

  • Bike lanes;
  • Sidewalks;
  • Landscaping;
  • Street trees; and,
  • Streetlights.

Project Details

$4.3 million
Project Lead:
Roadway Design & Construction
A. Morton Thomas & Associates, Inc.



Beth Quinn, PE
Project Manager

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




City Council awarded the construction contract to Fred Smith Company on Aug. 20, 2019.


Lead Department:
Engineering Services


Traffic Alert:

As part of the Pleasant Valley Road Project Commercial Avenue at Pleasant Valley Road will be closed starting today. All businesses off of Commercial Avenue can be accessed via Delta Lake Drive. 

Due to unforeseen complications, the work on Commercial Avenue at Pleasant Valley Road did not take place in mid-April as initially scheduled.

On Tuesday, April 28, crews closed Commercial Avenue at Pleasant Valley Road and are detouring all through traffic to Pleasant Valley Road. The detour is scheduled to be in place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the next three days.  

Flaggers will help to direct traffic on Pleasant Valley Road during the work on Commercial Avenue.

All businesses along the corridor remain open during construction.

We understand road construction is disruptive, and we thank you for your patients while we make improvements to Pleasant Valley Road.

Next Steps


The contractor is scheduled to begin work on the sanitary sewer line along the roadway.

Phase Contacts


Beth Quinn, PE
Project Manager


Lead Department:
Engineering Services


Phase details coming soon.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services


Pleasant Valley Road is classified as a two-lane divided avenue in the City of Raleigh's Comprehensive Transportation Plan. The project will improve traffic capacity and congestion, pedestrian connectivity, safety, and provide a multi-modal solution between the residential and retail/business districts between Duraleigh Road and Glenwood Avenue.


Date Activity
Fall 2016 Corridor Public Meeting (25% Design)
March 15, 2018 Design Public Meeting (65% Design)
May 2019 Complete Right of Way Acquisition
May 2019 Advertise for Construction Bids
Summer 2019 Award Construction Contract
Fall 2020 Project Completion

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