Sidewalk Petition Program

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The City’s Sidewalk Petition Program has been suspended until further notice; therefore, currently the City is not accepting new sidewalk petition requests, however sidewalk inquiries may be e-mailed to for review.

As part of our Strategic Plan, one initiative (Transportation & Transit Initiative 5.1) is to improve our transportation services and programs to enhance equitable outcomes for all. The City is currently evaluating the existing structure of the Sidewalk Petition Program through this initiative. Learn more about this effort.

Sidewalk Microgap Projects

The City of Raleigh Sidewalk Microgap Program was created to address gaps in the sidewalk network that were too small to be standalone projects. They are generally small lengths of missing sidewalk between two existing sidewalks. Microgaps are installed along with other nearby projects or along with maintenance activity.

Sidewalk Microgap List

Sidewalk Petitions Pending Construction

PetitionProject LocationStatusExpired
2019-18Burt Drive
From Gorman Street to Stovall Drive
Successful 60%Authorized 9/07/21 for Design/Construction.
2019-16Marcom Street
From Gorman Street to Stovall Drive
Successful 60%Authorized 9/07/21 for Design/Construction.
2019-15Kelford Street
From Gorman Street to Stovall Drive
Successful 100%Authorized 9/07/21 for Design/Construction.
2019-13Rembert Drive-B 
From Winthrop Drive to Brookhaven Drive
Successful 75%Authorized 3/03/19 for Design/Construction
2019-11Brookhaven Drive
From Rembert Drive to Glenwood Avenue
Successful 59%Authorized 3/03/19 for Design/Construction
2019-10Freeman, Postell & Coleman Streets
From existing sidewalk on Freeman Street to existing sidewalk on Coleman Street
Successful  85%        Authorized 3/03/19 for Design/Construction    
2019-09Brighton Road
From Glascock Street to Millbank Street
Successful 80%Authorized 12/09/19 for Design/Construction
2019-07Rawls Drive 
From Poole Road to Friar Tuck Road
Successful 72%Authorized 9/03/19 for Design/Construction
2019-01Cobblestone Court
From Ridge Road to the existing sidewalk
Successful 75%Authorized 9/03/19 for Design/Construction
2018-19Colleton Road
From Bertie Drive to Oakwood Avenue
Successful 100%Authorized 9/03/19 for Design/Construction
2018-18Valley Drive 
From Rangecrest Road to Lynn Road
Successful 58%Authorized 5/07/19 for Design/Construction
2018-13Inglewood Lane 
From Manchester Drive to Yadkin Drive
Successful 80%Authorized 4/02/19 for Design/Construction
2018-02Valley Drive  
From Sawmill Road to Rangecrest Road
Successful 59%Authorized 12/04/18 for Design/Construction


How long will it take to build?

If authorized and approved by City Council, the petition will become a Petitioned Sidewalk Project. Projects are considered among other successful petitions and completed with funding allocated through the Capital Improvement Program. Sidewalk projects are a multi-step process and can take several years to complete. This time may vary depending on project complexity, the availability of funding, staff resources, and the number of preceding petitioned sidewalks.

Sidewalk petition projects are ranked using criteria related to connectivity, safety, equity, and cost-effectiveness . The highest-ranking projects are included in the annual Capital Improvement Program.

Design and Construction Process

The City’s steps to building a petitioned sidewalk include:

  • Conducting a land survey that will be used in the design process; (We will send survey notification letters to property owners.)
  • Engineering staff will begin the design process;
  • A public meeting will be held to present preliminary plans and get public input from area property owners and residents;
  • City Engineers will finalize the sidewalk designs, incorporating the public input;
  • The City’s Real Estate Department will contact property owners if we need to purchase easements to build the sidewalk;
  • The project will go out for construction bids;
  • A construction contractor is awarded the project;
  • A pre-construction public meeting will be held to discuss the construction schedule with affected property owners; (depending on size of project)
  • Construction starts; and,
  • The project is complete, and you have a new sidewalk.

After the project is complete, property owners will be sent an End of Construction notification letter so they may notify the City of any construction-related issues along their property.



Donetta Powell
Transportation Analyst


Lead Department:
Service Categories:
Mobility Strategy and Infrastructure