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 7/29/17)

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) Packapalooza, Saturday, August 19

NC State's annual welcome back party on Hillsborough Street. The event will run 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. The entire event footprint stretches from Hillsborough Street to Brooks Avenue and the closures are many, with some starting as early as 3:00 a.m., but the majority starting at 6:00 a.m. Read the full list of street closures and details by clicking here.

2) Live & Local: Roots Fest, Saturday, September 23

Celebrating the "roots of North Carolina music and art," Live & Local: Roots Fest is a free event happening on Hillsborough Street from 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 23. Street closures will start at 5:30 a.m. and include:

  • Hillsborough Street from Enterprise Street to Pogue Street
  • Horne Street between Vanderbilt Avenue and Hillsborough Street
  • Chamberlain Street from College Crest Alley to Hillsborough Street
  • Logan Court from Hope Street to Hillsborough Street
  • Local traffic only on Hope Street and Chamberlain Street, between Clark Avenue and College Crest Alley


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.

Target Construction Sidewalk Closures
Target construction will impact pedestrian traffic in the 2500 block at various points during the build out. Phase 1 and Phase 2 of their plan have been implemented. We will update when we know more about the Phase 3 action.

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

- 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.

City of Raleigh, Special Events Office


Live It Up! Hillsborough Street sends a monthly enewsletter containing information on various activities in the district. Sign Up: