Hillsborough Street Revitalization (Phase 2)
NCDOT TIP # PW 2015-10 & IP 19-14
Project Type: Street revitalization
Affected Counties: Wake
Estimated Cost: $17,300,000
This project will modify approximately six blocks of Hillsborough Street from just west of Shepherd Street to Gardner Street near North Carolina State University. Modifications include changes from the current multi-lane undivided roadway to what officials consider a more functional two-lane road with:
- Raised medians
- Marked bike lanes
- Some on-street parking from Gardner Street to the Rosemary/Shepherd Street intersection
- Roundabouts (proposed) at Brooks Avenue, Dixie Trail, and Rosemary/Shepherd Streets
- Wider sidewalks
Modifications are intended to improve access for traffic, bicyclists, and pedestrians along this corridor, by constructing a "complete streets" design - a roadway design that is intended to be more functional and multi-purpose. Proponents hope this newly designed thoroughfare will provide a sustainable solution for traffic issues in this business district, which runs along the northern perimeter of the North Carolina State University campus.
- Raleigh News & Observer: "Three roundabouts, $13M would slow, simplify Hillsborough Street traffic"
- Raleigh Public Record: "Development Beat: Hillsborough Street Revitalization Update"
- IndyWeek: "Two views of ever-changing Hillsborough Street"
Map (Proposed Rendering)
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- Right of way acquisition - 2016
- Start construction - 2016
- End construction - 2017
More than 35 parcels of land will be affected by this project. Currently the NCDOT has set aside $4,300,000 for right-of-way takings. If your property will be affected, contact one of our attorneys for a free case evaluation, or call 1-877-393-4990.