West Street at Union Station

Transit, Streets, and Sidewalks

West Street Extension Project

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

The City is proposing to extend West Street from Martin Street to W. Cabarrus Street.

This project aims to provide better connectivity for pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles supporting the increased transit associated with Raleigh Union Station and businesses on either side of the railroad tracks.

Project Details

Project Lead:
Roadway Design & Construction
Kimley Horn (Design Consultant)



Kitty Thomas, EI
Senior Engineer

Grady McCollum, PE
Engineering Supervisor 

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




Updated Spring  2022

We are working on a stormwater impact study for the area and the team continues to to track the status of railroad agreements. 

Raleigh City Council approved a municipal agreement between the City and NCDOT in early April 2021. The agreement states that the City will complete the project design and engineering plans. NCDOT will oversee the project's construction phase. Cabarrus Street will be closed to vehicular traffic at the railroad tracks as part of the project.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services


Winter = Jan.-March, Spring = April-June, Summer July-Sept., Fall = Oct.-Dec.
Activity Date
Start Design Fall 2020
Design Public Touchpoint Summer 2022
Design Complete Fall 2022
Pre-Construction Meeting Winter 2023

Project History

This project is a result of the West Street Extension Study. The City of Raleigh, in cooperation with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), studied the extension of West Street adjacent to Raleigh Union Station.  The City has evaluated street connectivity around the Boylan Wye railroad junction as far back as the 1960s.  

For more information on the study, visit the West Street Extension Study Page.

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