Street Events

Street Closures

We do our best to notify the residents, merchants and property owners in the Hillsborough Street district of upcoming street closures.

The City of Raleigh offers several resources for staying current on street closings and events. Including:

Current Street Closures (updated 2/3/17)

Below is the most up-to-date list of street closures related to Hillsborough Street and the surrounding area that we have available. If you have a closure you would like added to this list please submit via this form. Questions or concerns regarding these street closings should be directed to the City of Raleigh Special Events Office.

Download the free Hillsborough Street smartphone app for up to the minute updates.

1) Hillsborough Street and Downtown
Date: Feburary 4, 2017
Event Time: 8:30am - 10:45am

Associated Road Closures: Hillsborough Street between Chamberlain Street and Pullen Road will be closed from 4:30am until 12:00pm. N. Person Street between Polk Street and E. Pace Street will be closed from 4:30am until 11:00am. Roads along the route and all cross streets one block in each direction will be closed from 8:30am until 11:00am.

2) Phase II Street Revitalization
 City Council approved this streetscape enhancement on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Updates to the street will improve vehicular and pedestrian safety, add bike lanes and improved transit shelters.

Follow progress on the Hillsborough Street Revitalization Facebook page and visit the project website for regular updates. Make sure to download the Hillsborough Street app for up-to-the-minute construction updates. Get traffic frequent updates when you subscribe to the Phase II enewsletter.

Click Here to send questions, comments or concerns to City of Raleigh staff regarding Phase II.

- DETOUR from Brooks Ave. to Faircloth St. 7:00 pm - 6:00 am Sunday, Nov. 6 - Wednesday, Nov. 9

3) Target Construction Sidewalk Closures
Starting Monday, January 30, 2017, the sidewalk intersections between Pogue and Horne Street will be closed due to construction on the new Target infrastructure.  Bus stops at the location will also be shifted west (as of Friday, January 27, 2017).

Phase 1:
- Begins January 30th, 2017
- Sidewalks close for 3 weeks

Phase 2:
- Sidewalks will reopen, with implementation of box containers

Phase 3:
-Pedestrian traffic will again be rerouted 
-Closure will be in effect for 3 weeks

CLICK HERE for the full details.


Register for Updates

To receive the monthly Live It Up! Hillsborough Street enewsletter, which includes upcoming street closures, events and available real estate, please complete this simple form.
The City of Raleigh Special Events Office also puts out a weekly email that includes road closure updates for that particular week. Sign up by clicking here.
For weekly updates about Downtown Raleigh special events and street closures, please contact Carla Laird at Include the subject line “Weekly Street Closure Notifications” to be added to the mailing list.

Apply for a Street Closure

If you are planning an event in the City of Raleigh and would like to request a street closure, please contact the Special Events Office at the information below. We also recommend you download the Event Planning Guide.