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 4/20/18)

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.



NC State WWI Centennial Memorial Observance

On May 1, 2018, at 3 p.m., NC State University will mark the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War I and pay tribute to all NC State alumni who served then and subsequently with a ceremony held at Alumni Memorial Bell Tower. Full military honors will be rendered along with a USAF F-15 flyover. 

‚ÄčIn order to reduce noise during the event, Hillsborough St. from Maiden Ln. to Logan Ct. will be closed from 2:30-3:30 p.m. 



Phase II Street Revitalization

Starting the evening of Friday, April 20, Hillsborough Street will be closed to through traffic at both the Brooks Avenue roundabout and the Rosemary/Shepherd Street roundabout through the evening of Saturday, April 21. There will be access to Hillsborough Street from Dixie Trail to visit businesses in the middle of the two closures.

Westbound through traffic will be detoured to Gardner Street to Clark Avenue to Brooks Avenue to Wade Avenue to Faircloth Street to Hillsborough Street, and eastbound traffic will be detoured to Faircloth Street to Wade Avenue to Brooks Avenue to Clark Avenue to Gardner Street to Hillsborough Street. Local traffic will be allowed on the street, but there will be a hard street closure at Brooks Avenue and at Rosemary and Shepherd Street.

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. 

The 36 inch and 12 inch waterline installations have been completed on Oberlin Road. Oberlin Road and Park Drive should be fully opened to through traffic by end of the day on Saturday, April 21st. Construction continues on Groveland Avenue, and will begin next week on Benehan Street and Woodburn Road.


Beginning April 23, Benehan (from Groveland Avenue to Woodburn Road) and Woodburn (from Clark Avenue to Hillsborough St.) will be closed to through traffic with local access only. Traffic should use Oberlin Road and Clark Avenue as alternate routes. This closure is planned for four weeks. Electronic signage and detour devices will be in place. All businesses are open and accessible. There will be parking limitations during this time on Benehan and portions of Woodburn. 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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