Getting Around

Traffic Updates

Businesses are open during construction, so make sure to visit your favorites.


Hillsborough Street Transportation Options:

Using transit services such as GoRaleigh, GoTriangle, and the Wolfline or non-motorized transportation will be the best way to avoid construction delays during the project. Local, county and university buses will get you to Hillsborough Street effectively while riding your bike or walking are great options for shorter trips.



GoRaleigh service connects the Moore Square Bus Station in downtown Raleigh to the entire Raleigh Area.

  • Routes 4 and 12 make stops along Hillsborough Street.

  • GoPasses are available to Students, faculty, and staff of NC State and Meredith College allowing them to ride GoRaleigh buses for free



TTA service connects Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Apex, Chapel Hill, and the Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

  • The Chapel Hill-Raleigh Express make stops along Hillsborough Street

  • GoPasses are available to Students, faculty, and staff of NC State and Meredith College allowing them to ride GoTriangle  buses for free



Wolfline is NC State's bus service which is tailored to student class schedules, but also serves the general public fare-free.

  • Wolfline buses operate every day classes are in session, serving all three campuses, three park & ride lots, official NCSU housing and privately-owned apartment complexes located on city streets traveled by Wolfline buses on the way to or from these areas.

  • No university ID, pass, or fare is required to ride!  



Cycling through any active work zone can be difficult. The lanes on Hillsborough Street are narrow, and with construction fencing and barriers, there is not enough room for cars to safely pass cyclists. For this reason, it is recommended that cyclists that feel comfortable doing so should ride in the center of the travel lane during construction when riding through the work zone. Other cyclists may wish to consider using Clark Avenue/Everett Street as an alternate route to Hillsborough Street  during the construction of the project.


Parking Options

Hillsborough Street offers many different types of parking, ranging from free temporary parking to long-term paid parking.


Paid On-Street Parking (Commercial Areas)

The area east of Gardner Street offers paid on-street parking spaces with 2-hour time limits. Visitors can use coins or credit cards at pay stations after entering their parking spot numbers, located on the curb beside their parking spaces. For more information, visit the City of Raleigh Website.  


Free On-Street Parking (Neighborhoods)

Visitors can find free on-street parking spaces in areas on nearby streets. The neighborhoods surrounding the Hillsborough Street area offer parking permits to residents. Visitors without permits must pay attention to parking time limits and permitted parking hours. For more information, visit the City of Raleigh Website


Patron Parking (Businesses)

Many businesses along the street offer free parking for their patrons. These spaces are located in front of businesses, beside them, and in behind them, so take a few moments to scout out the possibilities if you are visiting a business. Please pay close attention to which spots are reserved for which businesses, and do not stay parked in a patron parking space once you have finished your visit to the business. A vehicle parked in a patron space is subject to being towed if its driver is not visiting the respective business.


NCSU Parking Lots

NCSU maintains many parking lots in the Hillsborough Street area on both sides of the street. These lots have differing guidelines as to which university permits are required throughout the day. Many of the lots offer FREE parking to visitors in the evening hours. Pay close attention to permit requirements and permitted visitor parking hours in these lots. NCSU also maintains two parking decks on Main Campus providing paid parking for visitors.


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