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 11/8/19)

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.



NC State Homecoming Parade
Nov. 8, 2019 | 6pm-7:30pm
To facilitate the parade route, Hillsborough Street will be closed from the Pullen Roundabout to Dan Allen Drive. All roads one block in each direction will be detoured for the parade as well, taking the following route:

  • Start on Ferndell Lane
  • Right onto Pullen Road
  • Enter Pullen Road roundabout
  • Take first exit onto Hillsborough Street
  • Left onto Dan Allen Drive
  • Finish on NC State University property

Note that additional roads on NC State Campus will be closed for the event as well.

Jingle Bell Run
Dec. 7, 2019 | 8:30am-12:30pm
To facilitate the race, Hillsborough Street between Mayo Street and St. Mary's Street will be closed from 8:30am until 12:00pm. Hillsborough Street between Mayo Street and Shepherd Street will be closed from 10:00am until 12:00pm. Note: All cross streets one block in each direction will be detoured.


None known at this time.



To receive the monthly Live It Up! Hillsborough Street e-newsletter, 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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