A section of the design map for Poole Road

Transit, Streets, and Sidewalks

Poole Road Widening Project

We are committed to making Raleigh Roads Safe for everyone.

The purpose of the project is to improve Poole Road, from Maybrook Drive to Barwell Road. The project will include  widening the roadway to a four-lane complete street with a median, sidewalks, and bicycle facilities.

Project Details

$14.8 Million
Project Lead:
Roadway Design & Construction
RK&K (Design Consultant)



Cordis Yates-Thompson
Project Manager

Comment Form

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




The Poole Road widening project design was originally presented to the public on Sept. 20, 2018. Based on public input we revised the plans. The improved design removes the five-foot bicycle lanes from the roadway and widens the multi-use path (MUP) and sidewalks on both sides of the roadway.

This new design will give cyclists and pedestrians, as well as vehicles a safer user experience and will reduce the overall impacts of the project. The new design was presented at an informal public meeting on June 12.


Phase Contacts




Lead Department:
Engineering Services


Updated May 12

Construction will start on the Poole Rd Improvement Project this spring or early summer.

We had a virtual Pre-Construction Meeting on April 27.

Not able to attend the meeting? That is okay, the presentation is now available.

Virtual Pre-Construction Meeting Presentation

Questions and answers from public meeting

If you have any construction related questions please use the Comment Form.


Next Steps


Start construction late spring or early summer 2021

Phase Contacts


Cordis Yates-Thompson
Project Manager

Lead Department:
Engineering Services


Phase details coming soon.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Public Art

The Poole Road project includes a public art component. 
The artist for this project is Sharon Dowell. Sharon is a painter with a focus on works on canvas, murals and public art. 
For more information on Sharon and the public art for this project, visit the Poole Road Public Art page.


The Poole Road Widening Project was prioritized in the Capital Improvement Program, as a major street project.


Winter = January - March, Spring = April - June, Summer = July - September, Fall = October - December
Date Activity
Sept. 2018 Preliminary Plans Public Meeting (25% plan)
June 12, 2019 Design Plan Public Meeting (65% plan)
August 2019 City Council Presentation
Winter 2021 Complete Right of Way and Easement Acquisition
Winter 2021 Advertise for Construction Bids
Spring 2021 Award Construction Contract
Spring 2021 Pre-Construction Meeting
Spring 2023 Project Complete

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