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Transportation Projects

The City of Durham is currently working on many Transportation projects. Some of these are in collaboration with NCDOT, some are local road projects, and some are exclusively bicycle and/or pedestrian focused projects. A summary of each project is below, and more detailed information can be accessed by clicking the following links: Bicycle and Pedestrian Projects, NCDOT-Managed Road Projects, Locally Managed Road Projects .

You can also visit the City's Transportation website.

Project Description
  
  
  
  
  
  
  

Bike Lanes and Sidewalk; Roundabout at Pope Road

​​Old Durham/Old Chapel Hill Rd: Garrett Road to Pope Road
$7,499,897.00
June 2017June 2019ConstructionClick Here for More DetailsClick here

Bike Lanes and Sidewalk

​Carpenter Fletcher Rd: Woodcroft Pkwy to Alston Ave
$4,688,983.00
Dec 2021 April 2023 Design/ROWClick Here for More DetailsClick here

Bike Lanes and Sidewalk

Cornwallis Rd: S. Roxboro St to Chapel Hill Rd
$5,432,020.00
Mar 2022July 2023Design/ROWClick Here for More DetailsClick here

Sidepath/Bike Lanes and Sidewalk

Hillandale Rd: I-85 to NC 147
$3,107,941.00
Jan 2022 (July 2020) Mar 2023 (Sept 2021)Design/ROWClick Here for More DetailsClick here

Bike Lanes and Sidewalk

​Morreene Rd: Erwin Rd to Neal Rd
$6,317,129.00
Dec 2021 (July 2020) April 2023 (Nov 2021) Design/ROWClick Here for More DetailsClick here

Sidewalk

​Alston Ave: Capps Street to Riddle Road
$913,339.00
2020-05 (2020-01)2021-04 (2020-09)Pre-ConstructionClick Here for More DetailsClick here

Bike Lanes (Hope Valley to Cornwallis) and Sidewalk

University Dr: Chapel Hill Rd to Cornwallis Rd
$1,586,063.00
Mar 2019 Jan 2020ConstructionClick Here for More DetailsClick here

Sidewalk (both sides Kangaroo to Hillsborough, one side Hillsborough to Sprunt)

 

LaSalle St: Kangaroo Dr to Sprunt Ave
$742,232.00
July 2022 (Nov 2020) Sept 2023 (Jan 2022)  DesignClick Here for More DetailsClick here

Sidewalk (one side)

Raynor St: N Miami Blvd to Hardee St
$364,435.00
Sept 2021 (Sept 2020) Aug 2022 (Aug 2021) Design/ROWClick Here for More DetailsClick here

Sidewalk (east side)

North Duke St: Murray Ave to Roxboro Rd
$1,608,372.00
April 2022 (Dec 2020)  June 2023 (Feb 2022)Design/ROWClick Here for More DetailsClick here

Sidewalk (south side)

NC 54: NC 55 to City Limits
$364,435.00
Aug 2022 (Sept 2020) July 2023 (Aug 2021)Design/ROWClick Here for More DetailsClick here

Sidewalk

N Roxboro Rd: Pacific Ave to Murray Ave
$445,000.00
July 2020 June 2021Design/ROWClick Here for More Details

Bike Lanes

8 Miles
$1,252,713.00
February 2020 (September date adjusted due to staff vacancies)May 2020 (December date adjusted due to staff vacancies)DesignClick Here for More Detailshttp://durhamnc.gov/3606/2018-Bicycle-Improvements

Bike Lane/Bike Boulevard

7 Miles
$631,873.00
November 2019 (May 2019 date adjusted due to delay in design phase)April 2020 (October 2019 date adjusted due to delay in design phase)DesignClick Here for More Detailshttp://durhamnc.gov/3763/Neighborhood-Bike-Routes

Sidewalks (both sides)

Guess Road: Hillcrest Drive to West Carver Street
$1,103,803.00
Click Here for More Details

Bike+Walk Sidewalk 2019

Cooper, Morehead, University, Lakewood, Carlton, Queen, Lawson, Hilllandale, Seminary, Murray, Sima
$400,000.00
2018-042020-02ConstructionClick Here for More Details

​Sidewalk Repair 2019

Various locations
$1,420,000.00
Nov 2019November 2020ConstructionClick Here for More Details

Sidewalk B+W II


Southwest Durham Drive- 3 spot connections starting at Old Chapel Hill Road and going north to the northern property line of 3705 SW Durham Drive.
DesignClick Here for More Details

Sidewalk B+W II


Fulton Street-Widening sidewalk 5' more (10' total) north from Pratt Street to NC-147
DesignClick Here for More Details

Sidewalk B+W II


Broad Street-Installing sidewalk between Hillcrest Drive and Forest Road.
DesignClick Here for More Details

Sidewalk B+W II


Holt School- In front of Holt School and north to Valley Drive.
DesignClick Here for More Details

Sidewalk B+W II


North Pointe-Connect existing sidewalk between McDonalds and Red Roof Inn.
DesignClick Here for More Details

Sidewalk B+W II


Fayetteville-From existing sidewalk north of Roxboro to existing sidewalk by Mt. Zion
DesignClick Here for More Details

Sidewalk B+W II


Stadium Drive-From Olympic to Duke Street
DesignClick Here for More Details

Sidewalk B+W II


Raynor Steet - ​From existing sidewalk north of Liberty to existing sidewalk south of Holloway.
DesignClick Here for More Details

2019 Signalized Pedestrian Improvements

1. Arnette Avenue and Morehead Avenue 2. Driver Street and East Main Street 3. East Lawson Street and Lincoln Street 4. East Lawson Street and Merrick Street 5. East Main Street and Dillard Street 6. West Markham Avenue and Washington Street
$450,000.00
April 2019(Design); December 2020 (Construction); Project Readvertised with reopening for March 2020.  Construction completion expected by end of calendar year.June 2020 (Changed from April 2020)BidClick Here for More Details

HUD Pedestrian Upgrades

C-0166 Lawson St. at Ridgeway Ave. C-0063 Bacon St. at Pettigrew St. 05-1967 SR 1118 (Fayetteville St.) at Cecil St.   05-0333 NC 98 at Adams St. 05-1032 NC 55 (Avondale Dr.) at Trinity Ave. 05-1031 NC 55 (Avondale Dr.) at Markham Ave.  05-0271 US 70 Bus.
$600,000.00
April 2019(Design); March - Changed from December 2020 (Construction); Construction 33% complete)June 2020ConstructionClick Here for More Details

R. Kelly Bryant Bridge Trail


NC55 at Dakota Street to Drew Granby Park
$5,414,031.00
April 2023Aug 2024DesignClick Here for More DetailsProject Website

​Sidewalk (west side), cross walks and bus stop amenities

Chapel Hill Rd: Morehead Ave to W. Lakewood Ave.
$590,000.00
Jan 2021July 2021Design/ROWClick Here for More Details

​Sidewalk Gaps

Pickett Rd, Leon St, Hunt St, Cheek Rd, South Elm St, Lumley Rd, and East Club Blvd.
$1,255,600.00
Jun 2021Oct 2021Design/ROWClick Here for More Details
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New Highway Corridor

East End Connector: US 70 to NC 147
$141,949,500.00
Under Construction2020-06Construction
$59,397.00
$141,890,103.00
U-71Click here for more details

Widening

Alston Ave: NC 147 to NC 98
$39,756,916.81
Under Construction2021-02Construction

NCDOT has closed the road to traffic for 12 months starting January 2019.  https://apps.ncdot.gov/traffictravel/progloc/ProgLocSearch.aspx

$71,226.00
$39,699,589.81

 

 

U-3308Click Here for More Details
 Roundabout
University/NC751 (Hope Valley Rd)
$1,450,000.00
Under Construction2019-11Construction

Roundabout has opened as of November 2019.

$43,200.00
$1,450,000.00
U-5745Click Here for More Details
Intersection Improvement
US 501 (Roxboro) /Latta/Infinity
$12,037,000.00
2020-05Pre-Construction

Project put on NCDOT's suspension list as of December 2019. Expected to come off in February 2020.

$2,240,000.00
$9,797,000.00
U-5516Click Here for More Details
Auxiliary Lane
I-40 from NC 55 to NC 147 Westbound
$4,873,000.00
FY 2021 **Previously changed from 2020-06**Planning

Project put on NCDOT's suspension list. Expected to be reinstated in May 2020.​

$0.00
$4,873,000.00
I-5707Click Here for More Details
Construct interchange
US 15/501 at Garrett Road
$71,200,000.00
2020-04FY 2023Pre-Construction

Was on NCDOT's suspension list, lifted in January 2020 and will proceed.

$150,000.00
$71,200,000.00
U-5717Click Here for More Details
Culvert replacement
Alston Avenue
$11,000.00
2018-062019-09Completed
$11,000.00
N/AClick Here for More Details
Bridge replacement
Bahama Road (Dial Creek, Lake Michie)
$1,542,000.00
Under Construction2019-04Construction

https://apps.ncdot.gov/traffictravel/progloc/ProgLocSearch.aspx

$1,542,000.00
B-4943Click Here for More Details
Bridge replacement
Kemp Road (Lick Creek)
$1,250,000.00
2019-10Planning
$1,250,000.00
B-5512Click Here for More Details
Bridge replacement
US 15/501 Bypass NB  (Cornwallis Road)
$2,209,000.00
2020-12Planning
​Project put on NCDOT's suspension list. Expected to be reinstated in April 2020.​
B-5674Click Here for More Details
Flashing Yellow Arrows, pedestrian signals, and bicycle lanes
Fayetteville Road from Pilot St to Cecil St
$14,000.00
2018-122023-01Construction
$14,000.00
W-5601EM (Project Moved to U-5968)Click Here for More Details
Add right turn lane
US 70 Business (Hillsborough Rd) at US 15/501 SB Ramp
$355,000.00
2019-10Pre-Construction

Project on hold due to funding issues

$0.00
$355,000.00
SM-5705IClick Here for More Details

Safety improvements

***COMPLETED***

Gregson St. at Lamond Ave., Duke St. at W. Corporation St.
$70,000.00
2019-1 *** Date previously adjusted from 2018-7 ***Gregson St. at Lamond Ave. (Constructed), Duke St. at W. Corporation St. (Constructed)Completed

Completed

$70,000.00
W-5705KClick Here for More Details

Bridge Replacement

Cornwallis Road at Mud Creek
$600,000.00
Under ConstructionConstruction

https://apps.ncdot.gov/traffictravel/progloc/ProgLocSearch.aspx

$600,000.00
17BP.5.R.54Click Here for More Details

Corridor Upgrade

US 70: Lynn Rd. to Page Rd.
$134,124,000.00
2024Planning

Project put on NCDOT's suspension list as of December 2019. Reinstatement date unknown.

$134,124,000.00
U-5720Click Here for More Details

Corridor Upgrade

NC 54:  Barbee Chapel Rd. to I-40
$68,600,000.00
2024-06Planning

​All subsections of U-5774 Project have been put on NCDOT's suspension list as of December 2019. Reinstatement date unknown.

$68,600,000.00
U-5774CClick Here for More Details

Widening

NC 147:  I-40 to East End Connector
$179,248,000.00
2024Planning

​Project put on NCDOT's suspension list, as of December 2019. Expected to be reinstated in June 2020

$179,248,000.00
U-5934Click Here for More Details

Upgrade Traffic Signal System

City of Durham.  Upgrade ITS/Signal System
$22,615,000.00
2020-012023-01Construction

Construction timeline will be extended by 5 months to ensure utility adjustments are completed.

STS Cable Services is under contract and supporting Transportation Staff with existing utility adjustments.

BB&H will begin fiberoptic cable installation on 2/3/2020.

$227,000.00
$22,388,000.00

 

 
U-5968Click Here for More Details

Widening

Fayetteville Rd:  Woodcroft Pkwy. to Barbee Rd.
$20,039,000.00
2023-02Planning

Reinstated from NCDOT's suspension list as of February 17, 2020. 

$20,039,000.00
U-6021Click Here for More Details

Auxiliary Lanes and Operational Improvements​

NC 147:  S. Duke St. to Briggs Ave.
$58,089,000.00
2023-032026Planning

Project put on NCDOT's suspension list as of December 2019. Reinstatement date unknown.

Request to coordinate with Downtown Durham Transportation Study

$0.00
$58,089,000.00
U-5937Click Here for More Details

Roadway Lighting Installation

***COMPLETED***

US 15-501/Garrett to US 15-501/Westgate
$375,000.00
2018-122019-12 *** Dates previously adjusted from 2018-12 ***Completed

Project is in final observation phase.

$375,000.00
W-5705CClick Here for More Details

​Culvert replacement

University Drive at Rockwood
2019-04Completed

Culvert replacement is completed and the roadway is reopened to through traffic.

$0.00
17BP.5.C.02Click Here for More Details

​Bridge Replacement

Fletcher's Chapel Road at Chunky Pipe Creek
2020-04Planning
17BP.5.R.83Click Here for More Details

​Grade Separation

NCRR at Cornwallis Road
$10,000,000.00
2020-06Design/ROW

Project reinstated from NCDOT Suspension list as of December 2019

$300,000.00
$10,000,000.00
P-5717Click Here for More Details

Roundabout

Mineral Springs/Pleasant
$800,000.00
2021-04Planning

https://apps.ncdot.gov/traffictravel/progloc/ProgLocSearch.aspx

$800,000.00
W-5705TClick Here for More Details

Extend On-Ramp

US 15/501 southbound at NC 751
$460,000.00
2020-09Planning

https://apps.ncdot.gov/traffictravel/progloc/ProgLocSearch.aspx

$460,000.00
W-5705SClick Here for More Details

Pedestrian Crossing

PROJECT TO SHIFT TO TRANSPORTATION/PW JOINT EFFORT

US 70 Business (Morgan St.) at Carolina Theater
$20,000.00
2019-10 *** Dates previously adjusted from 2019-1 ***2019-10 (Environmental Issues in Downtown Design District resulted in Construction Delays).; City Transportation will furnish ornamental poles; PW will complete the decorative brickwork in conjunction with TRANSPORTATION flasher installation effort.Construction

https://apps.ncdot.gov/traffictravel/progloc/ProgLocSearch.aspx

$20,000.00
W-5705UClick Here for More Details

Pedestrian Crossing

NC 54 at Huntingridge Rd.
$80,000.00
2020-01 *** Dates previously adjusted from 2019-1 ***2020-1 (Project delayed due to funding (NCDOT)/private development coordination (KHA). Transportation seeking opportunities to expedite installation.Pre-Construction

Pending approval in NCDOT's SPOT Safety program and coordination with private development effort (KHA) - Construction start date was delayed to reflect updated project information.

$80,000.00
W-5705VClick Here for More Details

Corridor Upgrade

US 70: Page Rd. to I-540
$90,000,000.00
2021-06Planning

Public meetings were held on 10/30/2018 and 11/1/2018

https://apps.ncdot.gov/traffictravel/progloc/ProgLocSearch.aspx

$200,000.00
$90,000,000.00
U-5518Click Here for More Details

Grade Separation

Grade separation of Glover Road and Ellis Road.  Crossing closure of Wrenn Road
$42,000,000.00
2026Design/ROW

Reinstated from NCDOT's suspension list as of December 2019.

December 18, 2019 NCDOT is hosting a Field Inspection of the plans to proceed with the Plan and Permit Review Process.  PW alerted NCDOT that a Utility Agreement was needed and  of 3-4 month review cycle for Council approval.  PW

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/public-meetings/Pages/P-5706-2019-03-01.aspx



$42,000,000.00
P-5706Click Here for More Details
  
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​Fayetteville Rd: Barbee to Riddle

Road Widening

$12,260,000.00
Feb 2019 (Oct 2018) Oct 2020 (April 2020)ConstructionEd Venable
PW: Construction will resume following the Mayor's Shut Down Order.

RE: All properties (37 in total) are now owned by the City. RE and CAO will work together on mediation/settlement of condemnation suits filed. In mediation on 2/25/2020, RE was able to settle 3 of the 4 condemnation cases involving properties owned by Vicker Land Company.
Click Here for More Details
Ardmore Dr, Castell Dr, Missell Ave, Windburn Ave,

Petition Street 2017

May 2019Sept 2020ConstructionClint Blackburn
PW: Construction will resume following the Mayor's Shut Down Order. Punch lists are being prepared for Missell Ave, Ardmore Dr. and Castell St. Winburn will begin in May.

Click Here for More Details
Woodcroft Parkway Extension:  Hope Valley Rd. to Garrett Rd.

Road Extension

$4,217,100.00
2022-072025-12Design/ROWBrian Taylor

MAY: A virtual open house will be launched on May 20th in lieu of the 1st in-person public meeting. COVID-19 measures have not delayed any other project tasks.

MARCH: Public Involvement Plan meeting held on 2/27/20.

Design: Project Kick-Off meeting with Ramey Kemp scheduled for 2/10/20

Pre-Design: Contract negotiation and execution has been delayed due to staff vacancies and  manday hours/rates corrections by RKA.; Revised Manday Estimate and Scope submitted by RKA.; Draft contract sent to RKA. ; Design contract with RKA executed 1/6/20.

Click Here for More Details
Various Locations within Downtown Durham

Downtown Durham ​Wayfinding Program

$695,750.00
2020-05 *** Dates previously adjusted from 2019-11 ***2021-04 *** Dates previously adjusted from 2020-10 ***Pre-ConstructionEvan Tenenbaum

Construction Authroization received September 30. General Services putting package together.


Project is on NCDOT's suspension list and reimbursements have been frozen for an "interdeterminate" amount of time. We cannot proceed for right now. Dates to the side will change.

https://durhamnc.gov/3828/Downtown-Durham-Wayfinding-ProjectClick here for more details
MLK Jr. Pkwy and Bay Point Drive and Broad Street and Murray Avenue

New Traffic Signal Installation

$150,000.00
2019-10 *** Dates previously adjusted from 2018-07 ***2020-4 Advertised 1/31/2020 (Not enough Bids Will be readvertised in February 2020 - March opening - April Award)  Construction completion by the end of the calendar year.Pre-ConstructionPeter Nicholas

In House Design Completed (McCain)

In House Design Underway (ASC/3)

No Project Webpage
Mangum St and Dillard St.
New Traffic Signal Installation

***COMPLETE***


$175,000.00
2019-8 *** Dates previously adjusted from 2018-14 ***2019-10 *** Dates previously adjusted from 2019-06 ***CompletePeter Nicholas

Signal Construction is  completed  - Signal is in 30 Day Observation  Period..

Click Here for More Details
Upgrade 38 City owned traffic signals (not-eligible for federal funding under U-5968)

Durham Signal System Upgrade

$600,000.00
2018-072022-01 (The project timeline must align with the fiber installation for the NCDOT Signal SystemConstructionPeter Nicholas

Signal equipment ordered

Designs for pending improvements underway

Utility Adjustments are underway

Click Here for More Details
Leonard Dr/Turner St; Lang St; Chalmers St; Amber Pl; Brunson St; Omah (Carver St to 3010 Omah)

Petition Streets Phase II: Pave Gravel Roads

$1,255,590.00
May 2020Dec 2021Pre-ConstructionErik Adkins

PW: The project will be advertised in May, 2020.  

RE:
AMBER PLACE: All properties acquired and closed.
BRUNSON DRIVE: All properties acquired and closed.
CHALMERS STREET: All properties acquired and closed.
LANG STREET: All properties acquired and closed.
LEONARD/TURNER STREET: All properties acquired and closed..
OMAH STREET: All properties acquired and closed.

Click Here for More Details
Various Locations

​Bridge Repair Design

NANADesign/ROWErik Adkins

​PW: Contracting staff has reviewed the consultant submitted designs, structure repair plans, and traffic management plans.


Click Here for More Details
Various Locations

​Bridge Asset Management Plan

$175,000.00
Oct 2018Sept 2019ConstructionErik Adkins

​PW:  The work on Phase Five is authorized to begin, which will define the management plan parameters.

Click Here for More Details
US 15-501 Business at Hope Valley Road
New Traffic Signal Installation


$150,000.00
2019-12 *** Dates previously adjusted from 2018-07 ***2020-4 Advertised 1/31/2020 (Not enough Bids Will be readvertised in February 2020 - March opening - April Award)  Construction completion by the end of the calendar year.Pre-ConstructionPeter Nicholas

In House Design Underway - Awaiting construciton of curb ramps to complete design. US 15-501 and James Street (pedestrian crossing) will be added to this installation. 

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Kirkwood Drive

2020 FY Speed Humps

*COMPLETE*

$25,000.00
10/7/201910/31/2019CompleteJessica Kemp

A total of 5 speed humps were added to Kirkwood Drive between Stadium Drive and Guess Road in Durham. 

Work is complete.

Click Here for More Details
Various Locations
2019 FY Curb Ramps
*COMPLETE*
$260,000.00
2019-032019-09CompleteJessica Kemp

Contractor completed improvements at 22 locations throughout the City over a 6 month period. Road striping and solar-powered pedestrian crosswalk signs were coordinated at select locations by the Transportation Dept once GC completed construction.

Click Here for More Details
Various Locations

Street Repairs and Repaving 2019

$6,500,000.00
May 2019June 2020ConstructionClint Blackburn

​PW: Construction will resume following the Mayor's Shut Down Order.The paving of the bus lane on Renaissance Parikway should ooccur in May.

Click Here for More Details
Various Locaitons

Pavement Marking Improvements - On Call

$150,000.00
2019-122020-12 Advertised 1/31/2020 (Not enough Bids Will be readvertised in March 2020)Pre-ConstructionPete Nicholas

Project Manual Prepared for Advertisement

Click Here for More Details
Various Locations

2020 Curb Ramps

$247,500.00
3/16/202010/30/2020Pre-ConstructionNia Rodgers

Nine bids received on 2/6/2020. Low bid from Whitley Contracting, $193,725. met EBOP and safety requirements, have satisfacorily performed other work for the City. Contract executed but NTP is on hold due to Covid-19.

Click Here for More Details
Various Locations

Street Repairs and Repaving 2020

$7,000,000.00
May 2020Dec 2020ConstructionClint Blackburn

​PW: Construction will resume following the Mayor's Shut Down Order.

Click Here for More Details
Various Locations

Pavement Preservation 2020

$1,000,000.00
May 2020Dec2020ConstructionClint Blackburn

​​PW: Construction will resume following the Mayor's Shut Down Order.

Click Here for More Details
Various Locations

2020 Directional Boring Utility Work

$65,000.00
1/30/20206/30/2020 (Fulcher Electric) was awarded the contractConstructionPete Nicholas


Project Manual Prepared for Advertisement
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Various Locations

2020 Inductive Loops


$25,000.00
12/01/20196/30/2021 (Fulcher Electric) was awarded the contractConstructionPete Nicholas


Bid Awarded to Fulcher Electric of Fayetteville
Click Here for More Details
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