A concept drawing of what a section of Six Forks Rd will look like when the project is complete

Transit, Streets, and Sidewalks

Six Forks Road Improvements

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

This project is a result of the Six Forks Corridor Study Report and the Comprehensive Plan amendments CP-5-17 that were unanimously approved by Raleigh City Council on June 5, 2018.
The proposed improvements to Six Forks Road will address infrastructure improvements to the corridor between Rowan Street and Lynn Road, identified as phase 1 in the study report.

Project Details

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



Chad Cantrell, PE
Project Manager

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




Updated Oct. 23

Pre-Design Public Touchpoint

We have just started the design process for the Six Forks Road Improvement Project.

What is the Pre-Design?

Pre-design is when we conduct preliminary topographical surveys, traffic analysis, and public and private utility location investigations. This information helps our engineers determine early concepts we can bring to the table for our roadway improvement projects.

The Six Forks Road Improvement Project is a result of a corridor study that also helped to guide the design concepts that we are proposing.

Project highlights include:
  • Widening road to accommodate three lanes of travel in each direction with a planted median;
  • Separated bike lane and sidewalks on each side of the road;
  • Signal improvements and protected intersections for cyclists and pedestrians;
  • Transit stops;
  • Green stormwater infrastructure;
  • Landscaping and other amenities.

We have a presentation below that explains some of the exciting elements we are proposing for the Six Forks Road corridor.

Please, watch the presentation below, and the take a few moments to let us know how you use the corridor and give us your feedback, we are collecting information until Nov.16.


Six Forks Road Improvements - Pre-Design - Roadway Design and Construction

Next Steps


Our team is working on early designs. We are on schedule to bring the initial plans to the public in winter 2021.

During the corridor design, there will be multiple opportunities for public input.

Phase Contacts


Chad Cantrell, PE
Project Manager

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Six Forks Road Improvements are Coming to Raleigh - Roadway Design and Construction

The project is between Rowan Street and Lynn Road.


Activity Date
Pre-construction Public Touchpoint Oct. 2020
Early Design Public Touchpoint Jan. 2021
Advanced Design Public Touchpoint Aug. 2021

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