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:


(updated 5/16/18)

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.




Phase II Street Revitalization

Pre-paving operations are scheduled for Saturday, May 19, during a daytime Hillsborough Street closure between Gardner Street and Faircloth Street. During the street closure, crews are scheduled to repair damaged curb and gutter along the corridor and complete any storm drain and manhole repairs and adjustments that need to take place.

Starting Sunday night, May 20, through Thursday, May 24, a series of nighttime street closures are scheduled while the final paving operations take place on the westbound lane.

Sunday night, June 3, through Thursday night, June 7, a series of nighttime street closures are scheduled for final paving operations to take place on the eastbound lane of the street.

Starting on Monday, June 11, final pavement will be placed on side streets affected by Hillsborough Street construction activity. The side streets will be paved during the daytime hours and will require intermittent closures along the streets that are being repaved.

While work is ongoing along the corridor, large trucks are not able to navigate through the corridor without damaging the newly installed concrete roundabouts and brick sidewalks. 

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.

Water Transmission Line Replacement
Through regular testing and maintenance, the City of Raleigh identified a very high chance of failure for the waterline that runs from the water tower on Chamberlain Street to the intersection of Hillsborough Street and W. Morgan Street. 

Construction work continues on Benehan Street, Groveland Avenue, and Woodburn Road. The streets are closed to through traffic and these closures are planned for several more weeks. Benehan is closed from Groveland Avenue to Woodburn Road and Woodburn is closed from Clark Avenue to Hillsborough Street. Traffic should use Oberlin Road and Clark Avenue as alternate routes. Electronic signage and detour devices are in place. All businesses are open. Please see the detour routes on this page under Maps & Plans. There will be parking limitations during this time on Benehan and portions of Woodburn. 

On Tuesday, May 8, travel lane shifts began on Hillsborough Street at Woodburn and are expected to last for several days to enable a waterline connection. Please pay close attention to signage and reduce speed for safety. The project may fully move onto Hillsborough Street as early as late May, though two-lane traffic is expected to be maintained.

The most up-to-date detour map is available here.

Project updates can be found on the City's project website or by contacting Janeen Goodwin, project manager at Construction schedules are subject to change due to unforeseen conditions such as weather, consturction delays or conflicts.



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 subscribe to their enewsletter by visiting this page, entering your information, and selecting "Street Closures" from the menu.



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.

City of Raleigh, Special Events Office


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