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


Updated Oct. 8

Crews are getting closer to completing this project. In September they:

  • Started installing concrete curb ramps;
  • Initiated traffic signal work at Glenwood Avenue and Duraleigh Road; and,
  • Milled the northern lane on western end of roadway to start full pavement replacement of this section.

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


In October crews are scheduled to:

  • Install a monolithic island at Glenwood Avenue;
  • Complete the installation of curb ramps;
  • Finish installation of curb and gutter;
  • Complete paving; and,
  • Start landscaping plantings.

The project is on schedule to be completed fall 2020.

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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