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Get Around

Upcoming Street Closings

Choate Construction-Street Closure
Event Date(s): 4/3/2014 - 12/1/2014
Date & Time: Wednesday, April 3, 2014-Friday, December 1, 2014 Closure: A total closure of Lenoir St. from Wilmington St. to Fayetteville St will be closed for construction of Charter Square beginning approximately April 3-December 1. At that point, the southernmost lane of Lenoir will open while the northernmost will remain closed for the remaining construction. The turning lane on the west side and sidewalk adjacent to the Charter Square site along Wilmington St. will be closed until February 13, 2015. The sidewalk and 9 parking spaces on the east side of Fayetteville St. along the length of Charter Square site up to the pedestrian crosswalk will be closed until February 13, 2015.

Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market
Event Date(s): 5/14/2014 - 11/5/2014
Date & Time: Every Wednesday starting on May 7, 2014 through November 5, 2014 from 6 am-4 pm each day Street Closure: The City Plaza area of the 400 block of Fayetteville St. will be barricaded and closed for vehicular traffic. All parking spaces on the block will remain open for the public. The closure will extend north from the City Plaza to the designated pedestrian crossing on the following dates: July 2, 2014, August 13, 2014, September 10, 2014, and October 1, 2014. This extension time will include 4 parking spaces.

The Morning Times Market
Event Date(s): 8/1/2014 - 12/5/2014
Date & Time: First Fridays (August 1, 2014, September 5, 2014, October 3, 2014, November 7, 2014, and December 5, 2014) from 6 pm-1 am Street Closure: 00 block of Hargett St. between Fayetteville St. and Wilmington St. Includes the south side sidewalk of the block. No parking from Friday at 6 pm until Saturday 1 am.

Carolina Conduit Systems
Event Date(s): 10/17/2014 - 10/31/2014
Date and Time: Friday, October 17 until Friday, October 31, 24 hours each day. Street Closure: 223 W Lenoir St from Dawson St towards McDowell St

Shaw University Homecoming Parade
Event Date(s): 10/25/2014
Date and Time: Saturday, October 25 from 7 am until 12 pm. The actual event will be from 9 am until 11 am. Street Closure: The group will gather on the grounds of the University, enter S. Wilmington St. and travel north. The group will turn right onto E. Cabarrus St., then right on S. Blount St. to MLK Blvd. The Parade will then turn right onto MLK Blvd. travel a short distance and make an immediate left onto the school's practice field, where the parade will end. Amplified sound will be within the closure during the event.

Centro's Day of the Dead 5K
Event Date(s): 10/25/2014
Date and Time: Saturday, October 25 from 11 am until 4 pm Street Closures: Start at 106 Wilmington St., turn right on Morgan St., left on N. Bloodworth St., right on Oakwood Ave., right onto Linden inside Oakwood Cemetery, loop inside Cemetery and back out Linden St., right on E. Jones St., right on Elm St., left on Oakwood Ave., left on N. Bloodworth, right on E. Morgan St., left on Wilmington St. to finish at 106 S. Wilmington St.

Raleigh City of Oaks Marathon
Event Date(s): 11/2/2014
Date & Time: Sunday, November 2 from 7 am until 1 pm Street Closures and Race Route: Hillsborough St. between Pullen and Logan will be closed at 4 am to set up the start/finish area. Amplified sound will start at 7 am. In addition the event will encumber the parking spaces on Hillsborough St. both sides between Logan and Ashe, the date and times requested are Nov 2, 2014 from 2 am until 1 pm. Race Route: Half and Full start at 7 am 10K starts at 7:30 am • Start on Hillsborough St. near the Belltower • Begin by running towards downtown (eastbound) • Turn right onto Ashe Ave. • Turn left onto westbound Western Blvd. (from west side of triangle in intersection) 10K turns left on Boylan Ave. and continues on same route Half and Full follows route below • Continue eastbound on Western Blvd. in the westbound lanes • Left on Wilmington St. • Left on South St. • Left on Salisbury St. • Right on MLK • Turn right onto Boylan Ave. • Turn right onto Morgan St. • Turn right onto Dawson St. • Turn left onto Martin St. • Turn left onto Fayetteville St. • Turn right onto Morgan St. • Turn left onto Wilmington St. • Turn left onto Salisbury St. • Turn right onto Hillsborough St. • Turn right onto Glenwood Ave. • Turn left onto Peace St. • Continue onto Clark Ave. • Turn right onto Brooks Ave. • Turn left onto O’Berry • Turn left onto Dixie Trail • Turn right onto Clark Ave. • Turn slight left onto Faircloth St. Half and Full Marathon Split at this Point Marathon: • Runners will enter Greenway at Hillsborough St. & Faircloth St. • Follow Greenway – cross over Horton St. • Follow Greenway – cross over Glen Eden Dr. • Follow Greenway – cross over Blue Ridge Rd. • Turn around ¼ mile before Millbrook Rd. tunnel and return same way. • Exit Greenway at Faircloth St. & Hillsborough St. • Right on Hillsborough Rd. • U-turn between Beryl Rd. & The entrance to Meredith College • proceed east on Hillsborough St. to start/finish Half Marathon: • U-turn between Beryl Rd. & The entrance to Meredith College • Proceed east on Hillsborough St. to Start/finish. Runners in the full marathon will enter onto the Greenway at Hillsborough and Faircloth, follow the Greenway until it crosses over Glen Eden and Blue Ridge (near the McDonalds at Crabtree), continue north on the Greenway, turn around ¼ mile before the Millbrook tunnel, proceed south on the Greenway back on the same route to Meredith, exit the Greenway and proceed west on Hillsborough to the first exit from the Beltline and turn around, proceed east on Hillsborough back to the finish line. The neighborhoods in the Glen Eden, Blue Ridge and North Hills area will not be blocked in and traffic can easily be diverted. Runners will be out of the Downtown area by approximately 9 am. This will benefit Downtown churches which will be given advance notice of the event. Eastbound traffic on Western remains open at all times. Westbound lanes of Western will only be closed for approximately 60 minutes.

First Night Raleigh 2015
Event Date(s): 12/31/2014 - 1/1/2015
Tentative Pending Raleigh City Council Approval Date and Time: Event hours are 2 pm on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 until 12 am on Thursday, January 1, 2015 Location: 1) In order to set up for The People's Procession Parade, the 00 block of Edenton will be closed from 9 am until 7 pm on December 31. The participants will assemble on the 00 block of Edenton St. beginning at 5:30 pm. At 6 pm they will proceed west on Edenton St., left onto Salisbury St., left onto Davie St., right onto Fayetteville St. to City Plaza where the group will disassemble. The parade will end by 6:30 pm. 2) Encumber the following designated parking spaces from 8 am on December 31 until 5 am on January 1. A) All parking spaces on the 00 blocks of Davie St., Martin St., Hargett St., and South St. between Salisbury St. and S. Wilmington St. B) The designated parking spaces on the north side of the 00 block of Edenton St. between Wilmington St. and Salisbury St. C) The designated parking spaces on the south side of the 00 block of Jones St. between Wilmington St. and Salisbury St. D) The designated parking spaces on the 100, 200, 300, 400, and 500 blocks of Fayetteville St. E) Both City parking lots in the block bounded by Lenoir St., Salisbury St., South St., and Wilmington St., for the purposes of setting up for the fireworks display. 3) The following are the street closures: A) The 100 and 200 blocks of Fayetteville St. and the 00 block of Hargett St. will be closed from 9 am on Monday, December 30 until 12 pm on January 1. The area will be utilized to set up a large ferris wheel. B) Close the following streets and travel lanes from 6 am on December 31 until 12 noon on January 1. a) The 300, 400, and 500 blocks of Fayetteville St. A traffic control officer who will assist with allowing access to the Marriott traffic circle. b) The 00 blocks of Martin St. and Davie St. c) The 00 blocks of Lenoir St. and South St. will be closed for approximately 30 minutes around 7 pm and again at 12 midnight during the fireworks displays. d) All travel lanes of the 00 block of Morgan St. will be closed from 7 pm until 12 am on December 31 to facilitate the loading and unloading of passengers from carriage rides and pedestrian crossings. 4) Will encumber the following sidewalks within and adjacent to the event festivities from 6 am on December 31 until 5 am on January 1. a) The south side sidewalk on the 00 and 100 block of W. Jones St. b) All sidewalks on the 00 block of Edenton St. c) All sidewalks on the 100, 200, 300, 400, and 500 blocks of Fayetteville St. d) All sidewalks on the 00 blocks of Morgan St., Hargett St., Martin St., Davie St., Lenoir St., and South St. The granting of these closures gives grantee sole and exclusive use of the designated areas, including the aforementioned sidewalks.