Brentwood Road looking towards New Hope Church Road - image a before shot for upcoming traffic calming device installation

Transit, Streets, and Sidewalks

Brentwood Road Traffic Calming Project

Improving street safety for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists while improving the living conditions for residents along a street

During the March 2, 2021, Public Hearing, the Raleigh City Council approved the Brentwood Traffic Calming project.

As part of the project, a variety of traffic calming devices will be installed along Brentwood Road. 

Traffic calming devices being installed include:

  • Chicanes: A series of alternating mid-block curb extensions or islands that narrow the roadway and require vehicles to follow a curving, s-shaped path.
  • Split Pinch Points: A traffic calming treatment that uses a small island and curb extensions near intersections to make drivers slow down as they approach and drive through the intersection in an s-shaped path.
  • Neighborhood Traffic Circles: These small traffic circles slow vehicular speed along neighborhood streets. Unlike roundabouts, neighborhood traffic circles are built within the intersection and do not have as large a footprint as roundabouts.

Learn more about neighborhood traffic calming projects 

Project Details

Transportation Improvements
Project Lead:
Roadway Design & Construction



Chad Cantrell, PE

Will Shumaker

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




The project has transitioned into the construction phase. We are advertising the project for construction bids through June 23.

What to Expect Next:

  • We will notify residents along the corridor two weeks prior to the start of construction;
  • The City’s parking division will place no parking notices along the corridor; and,
  • Crews will begin installing the new traffic calming devices along the street.

Phase Contacts


Chad Cantrell, PE
Project Manager

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Project Schedule

Activity Date
Advertise for Construction Bids Through June 23
Start Construction Summer 2021
Project Complete Late Fall 2021

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