Yonkers Road design drawing

Transit, Streets, and Sidewalks

Yonkers Road Improvements Project

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

This project will reconstruct the roadway to a two-lane, curb-and-gutter section with a multi use path on the south side from Capital Boulevard to New Bern Avenue, creating connectivity to New Bern Avenue, Capital Boulevard, and the Crabtree Creek Greenway.

We will replace the existing pavement along the roadway and install a multi-use path for pedestrians and bicycle traffic, providing a connection to the Crabtree Creek Greenway Trail on the west side of the project.

We will also install several bioretention facilities along the roadway to treat pollutants within stormwater runoff before the water enters local waterways.

Project Details

$14.9 Million
Project Lead:
Roadway Design & Construction
RK&K (Consultant), Carolina Sunrock (Construction Contractor)



Chad Cantrell, PE
Project Manager

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




On Nov. 5, 2019, City Council awarded the construction contract to Carolina Sunrock.

Next Steps


A pre-construction public meeting is scheduled form mid-December 2019.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services


Updated January 2022

Yonkers Road is open to traffic!

Crews finished replacing some curb ramps along the project and are wrapping up construction activity for the winter. The contractor is scheduled to complete the last pavement and striping along the corridor this March when temperatures are conducive with these operations.

Next Steps

  • Final pavement
  • Finish project

We understand that construction is an inconvenience, and we appreciate your patience. Please stay alert in the work zone and drive carefully along this busy corridor. 

Phase Contacts


Chad Cantrell, PE
Project Manager

Lead Department:
Engineering Services


Phase details coming soon.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services


Summer = July-Sept. | Fall = Oct.-Dec. | Winter = Jan.-March | Spring = April-June
Date Activity
May 12, 2016 Preliminary Plans Public Meeting (25% plan)
April 2018 Design Plan Public Meeting (65% Plan)
Spring 2019 Complete Right of Way Acquisition
July 2019 Advertise for Construction Contract
Sept. 2019 Award Construction Contract
Dec. 18, 2019 Pre-Construction Meeting
Jan. 2020 Area One Construction to Start
Sept. 8 Area Two Construction to Start
December 2021 Reopen Road to Two-Way Operation
Winter 2021 Area Three Construction to start
Spring 2022 Project Complete

July 2020 - Crews work on the subgrade along the corridor in preparation for the base asphalt planned for later this month.

Crews enlarged the culvert across a section of Yonkers Road.

The contractor used this Power Curber to install long sections of curb along Yonkers Road. 

New Curb was installed on Yonkers Road.

Grading operations for the multi-use path on Yonkers Road. Next up, asphalt.

Project Details

The pavement along Yonkers Road has degraded. The project will reconstruct the pavement and provide a more structurally sound roadway.

Yonkers Road has no pedestrian or bicycle connectivity. The project includes the installation of a multi-use path, creating connectivity to New Bern Avenue, Capital Boulevard, and the Crabtree Creek Greenway. The addition of the path allows more transportation options for people who work along the corridor.

The project also includes several bioretention facilities along the roadway to treat pollutants within stormwater runoff before the water enters local waterways.

Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI)

When we install new sidewalks, bike paths, and widen streets, we place more impervious surfaces throughout Raleigh. More impervious surfaces can lead to more pollution. We strive to keep Raleigh green but also give the people of Raleigh a safe multi-modal transportation system. That is why we try and incorporate green stormwater infrastructure into our projects.

The design plans for the Yonkers Road Improvement Project include several bioretention areas along the corridor.  A bioretention area is a planted area that collects and cleans stormwater runoff from paved surfaces, like roads and sidewalks. The plants and soil in the area slow down the water and filter out pollution before it reaches a storm drain or creek.

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Roadway Bioretention Areas

Green Stormwater Infrastructure

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