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)



Grady McCollum, PE
Project Manager

Comment Form 

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




Updated summer 2021

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

Next Steps


Hold a Design Touchpoint, Fall 2021

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

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.


Winter = Jan.-March, Spring = April-June, Summer July-Sept., Fall = Oct.-Dec.
Activity Date
Start Design Fall 2020
Design Public Touchpoint Fall 2021
Design Complete Spring 2022
Pre-Construction Meeting Spring 2022

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