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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
2017-062019-05ConstructionClick Here for More DetailsClick here

Bike Lanes and Sidewalk

​Carpenter Fletcher Rd: Woodcroft Pkwy to Alston Ave
$4,688,983.00
Dec 2021 (Aug 2020)April 2023 (Dec 2021) 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 ***Dates previously adjusted*** (Dec 2018 Determining how to Condemn for Duke Energy)Jan 2020 ***Dates previously adjusted*** (July 2019 Determining how to Condemn for Duke Energy)ConstructionClick 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 2020Pre-ConstructionClick 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)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)                                    December 2020 (Construction)June 2020BidClick Here for More Details

R. Kelly Bryant Bridge Trail


NC55 at Dakota Street to Drew Granby Park
$5,414,031.00
October 2022September 2023DesignClick 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
December 2020December 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.
$1,105,600.00
October 2021March 2022Design/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 Construction2019-11Design/ROW

NCDOT will close the road to traffic from March to 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
2020-05Planning

Public Meeting 9/28/2017; Based on public feedback, NCDOT is developing a concept for quadrant intersection.

$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
2020-06Planning
$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 2023Planning

Public Meeting 10/9/2017; Option A selected (US 15-501 over Garrett with tight diamond interchange)

$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


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

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
2022-03Planning

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

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

Widening

NC 147:  I-40 to East End Connector
$179,248,000.00
2022-02Planning
$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.

$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

Public meeting was held on 12/6/2018

$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

Request to coordinate with Downtown Durham Transportation Study

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

Roadway Lighting Installation

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

Contractor is addressing final project punchlist.  Project is significantly completed.

$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
2020-06Planning

A public meeting was held on 12/11/2018

$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

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 NCDOT's flasher installation effort.Pre-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)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
2026Planning
$42,000,000.00
P-5706Click Here for More Details
  
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​Carver Street

Road Extension

$7,268,500.00
Sept 2016Oct 2019ConstructionEd Venable

PW: Carver Street Extension is open to traffic.

Click Here for More Details
​Fayetteville Rd: Barbee to Riddle

Road Widening

$12,260,000.00
Feb 2019 (Oct 2018) Oct 2020 (April 2020)ConstructionEd Venable
PW: The work continues for debris removal, signal work, hauling in borrow, grading and storm drainage installation.

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. Timeline for beginning of mediation is early February.
Click Here for More Details
Ardmore Dr, Castell Dr, Missell Ave, Windburn Ave,

Petition Street 2017

May 20192020-03ConstructionClint Blackburn
PW: Punch lists are being prepared for Missell Ave and Ardmore Dr. Castell St. has begun construction.

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

Road Extension

$4,217,100.00
2022-032025-08PlanningBrian Taylor

Contract negotiation and execution has been delayed due to staff vacancies.  Manday Hours/Rates estimates were returned for corrections and have been re-sent to NCDOT for review.  

Revised Manday Estimate and Scope submitted by RKA.

Draft contract sent to RKA. 

Click Here for More Details
Various Locations within Downtown Durham

Downtown Durham ​Wayfinding Program

$695,750.00
2020-01 *** Dates previously adjusted from 2019-11 ***2020-12 *** Dates previously adjusted from 2020-10 ***Pre-ConstructionEvan Tenenbaum

Construction Authroization received September 30. Transition meeting with General Services on Oct. 23. 

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 ***2020-4Pre-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


$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 2020Aug 2021Design/ROWEd Venable

PW: The project manual is being prepared.  

RE:
AMBER PLACE: All properties acquired and closed.
BRUNSON DRIVE: Project plat has now been recorded. Closings have occurred on 3 of the 8 properties to acquire. The remaining properties are all owned by one party, closing anticiapted by 11/30.
CHALMERS STREET: All properties acquired and closed.
LANG STREET: All properties acquired and closed..
LEONARD/TURNER STREET: 25 properties to acquire. RE has Options from all property owners. Closings in process.
OMAH STREET: 12 properties to acquire. RE has Options from all property owners. Closings in process.

Click Here for More Details
Various Locations

​Bridge Repair Design

Aug 2018Aug 2019Design/ROWEd Venable

​PW: Initiated Task Order 4 for the inspection of the pedestrian bridges along the American Tobacco Trail. 


Click Here for More Details
Various Locations

​Bridge Asset Management Plan

$175,000.00
Oct 2018Sept 2019ConstructionEd Venable

​PW:  The work on Phase Three is underway, an in depth review of the NCDOT bridge inspection reports.

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 ***2020-04Pre-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. 

Click Here for More Details
Kirkwood Drive

2020 FY Speed Humps

$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 completed.

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 2019Nov 2019ConstructionClint Blackburn

​PW: The paving is underway.

Click Here for More Details
Various Locations

​Pavement Preservation 2019

$3,000,000.00
June 2019May 2020ConstructionClint Blackburn

​PW: The paving is underway.

Click Here for More Details
Various Locations

​Asphalt Rejuvenation 2019

$150,000.00
June 2019May 2020ConstructionClint Blackburn

​PW: The paving is complete. This project invloved the application of Reclamite.

Click Here for More Details
Various Locaitons

***NEW***             

Pavement Marking Improvements - On Call

$150,000.00
2019-122020-12Pre-ConstructionPete Nicholas

Project Manual Prepared for Advertisement

Click Here for More Details
Various Locations

​****NEW****

2020 Curb Ramps

$247,500.00
1/15/20206/30/2020Design/ROWJessica Kemp

​Transportation is working up a project estimate and list of curb ramp improvement locations. General Services will request a 14 day advertisement period once project manual details are provided.

Click Here for More Details
Various Locations

​Paving

$7,000,000.00
April 2020Nov 2020Pre-ConstructionClint Blackburn

​The Bid Opening will occured October 25. Paving will occur in spring 2020.

Click Here for More Details
Various Locations

​Pavement Preservation

$1,000,000.00
April 2020Nov 2020Pre-ConstructionClint Blackburn
Click Here for More Details
Various Locations

​****NEW****

2020 Directional Boring Utility Work

$65,000.00
1/30/20206/30/2020Design/ROWPete Nicholas


Project Manual Prepared for Advertisement
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Various Locations

​****NEW****

2020 Inductive Loops


$25,000.00
12/01/20196/30/2021Pre-ConstructionPete Nicholas


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