Portion of Hillsborough Street reopens as renewal project continues

Posted January 28, 2018 9:59 p.m. EST
Updated July 13, 2018 9:56 a.m. EDT

— Big changes are coming to parts of Hillsborough Street in Raleigh and a project that is underway could help boost the economy in the western part of the city.

Orange-and-white cones are visible throughout Hillsborough Street and, while the progress won’t be visible overnight, the construction is an indication that change is coming.

The Hillsborough Street Renewal Project is expected to eventually transform the street into a two-lane road with raised medians, enhanced sidewalks and marked bike lanes.

The project has been divided into four phases, with phase one having begun in June 2016. The final phase is expected to wrap up sometime this year.

The project is currently in phase two, which began in the summer of 2017 and is expected to end on Jan. 31. By the end of the current phase, storm trains, demolition and grading for new sidewalks, street and sidewalk construction and streetlight foundations should all be underway.

Eight blocks of Hillsborough Street between Brooks Avenue and Faircloth Street, which was closed for construction through the weekend, reopened Monday.