Granville Drive

Transit, Streets, and Sidewalks

Granville Drive Street and Sidewalk Improvement Project

We are making street improvements!

The Granville Drive street and sidewalk improvement project is the result of a successful petition for desired street and sidewalk improvements received by the City and authorized by City Council on October 5, 2021.  This project is currently awaiting funding allocation.


Project Details

Transportation Improvements
Lead Department:
Participating Department:
Engineering Services
Service Unit:
Mobility Strategy and Infrastructure






Next Steps


The City plans to improve Granville Drive from Glenwood Avenue to Transylvania Avenue for an approximate distance of 2,971 linear feet to add curb and gutter, drainage improvements, and a 5 foot wide sidewalk on a typical 3.5 foot setback from the curb along the West side of the street resulting in a 27 foot back-to-back street. Although some preliminary design work and surveys may have been completed, this project is currently awaiting allocation for the official design and construction to proceed. The timeline for design and construction has not been determined but will typically take 3 to 5 years. Adjustments to the sidewalk width and setback may be include in the final design to avoid significant impacts in certain areas as needed and determined by our design consultant and Engineering Staff.  

If you have any questions or comments pertaining to this street and sidewalk improvement project please feel free to contact us via e-mail at or by calling (919) 996-4054.

Phase Contacts


Donetta Powell

Lead Department:


The Granville Drive street and sidewalk project began as a petition request for street and sidewalk improvements along a section of Granville Drive from Glenwood Avenue to Transylvania Avenue.

The project will include the addition of curb and gutter along each side of the street, drainage improvements and a five-foot-wide sidewalk on a 3.5-foot setback from the back of the newly installed curb on the west side of the street. The improvements will be accessible to the property owners at a rate of $32.00 per linear foot of abutting front footage. 

Petition parameters:

  • Approximately 2,963 feet of street improvements (5,592 considering both sides of the street)
  • Recommended 27 foot back of curb to back of curb street with drainage improvements
  • Recommended 5 foot wide sidewalk on a typical 3.5-foot grass setback from back of curb on the West side of the street
  • Estimated design and construction cost of $4,300,000.00

Petition was issued in March of 2021 and in August of 2021 City Staff determined that petition responses received supported 65% of impacted property owners being in favor of the recommended improvements who also represented a majority or more than 50% of the total linear footage being improved or approximately 53% of the footage being improved.

City Council held a public hearing on October 5, 2021 to consider adoption of the recommended improvements. If approved by Council City, Staff will be authorized to proceed with the official design and construction of the petitioned street and sidewalk improvement project. Please make note that the public hearing will be held remotely before the City Council via WebEx, on October 5, 2021 at 7:00 pm or as soon thereafter as the matter can be reached on the agenda.  All interested persons, either in support of or against the proposed recommended improvements are invited to sign up to speak.

If you need assistance in signing up to speak, please call the Clerk’s Office at 919-996-3040 and if you have any questions concerning the proposed petitioned project please contact Transportation Planner Donetta Powell or call 919-996-4054.

Granville Drive Presentation

Directing Resolutions

Active Street Improvement Petitions

Requesting Street Improvements

City Council may initiate street and/or sidewalk improvements as an assessable project. With City initiated projects, City Council will adopt a resolution of intent for the proposed improvements and notify the abutting property owners. Advertisements, public meetings within the community and letters by mail are normal methods of notifying property owners in the area about the intended project as well as postings to the City’s website.

City Council will hold a formal public hearing to receive comments from property owners and other interested parties before deciding whether or not to continue with the project.

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