WAKE CROSSROADS — The Raleigh City Council will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Feb. 3, on a flood map revision required by the Mitchell Mill Road widening project which was approved in December.
The project will require a flood map revision FP-1-2015 due to an existing culvert that will be upgraded. The flood map change affects the upstream reach of a Neuse River tributary at the intersection of Mitchell Mill Road and Forestville Road. None of the changes will increase flood levels on existing structures.
The city will widen Mitchell Mill Road to four lanes with a median and curb and gutter between Louisburg Road and Forestville Road. The improvements include sidewalks, striped bike lanes and streetlights on both sides. Also included in this project are turn-lane improvements and culvert replacement at the Forestville Road intersection, and a water-main installation.
Construction of the Mitchell Mill Road widening project was approved by Raleigh voters as part of a $75 million transportation bond issue in 2013.
The city of Raleigh plans to award a construction contract for the widening project next fall, with construction to begin in early 2016. Completion is expected to be in the fall 2017.