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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
Aug 2020  *** Dates previously adjusted ***  (July 2020 Dates adjusted for NCDOT review delay) (March 2020 Dates adjusted following Design project scoping)Dec 2021 *** Dates previously adjusted ***   (Nov 2021 Dates adjusted for NCDOT review delay) (May 2021 Dates adjusted following Design project scoping)Design/ROWClick Here for More DetailsClick here

Bike Lanes and Sidewalk

Cornwallis Rd: S. Roxboro St to Chapel Hill Rd
$5,432,020.00
Aug 2020 *** Dates previously adjusted ***  (July 2020 Dates adjusted for NCDOT review delay) (March 2020 Dates adjusted following Design project scoping)Dec 2021 *** Dates previously adjusted ***  (Nov 2021 Dates adjusted for NCDOT review delay) (May 2021 Dates adjusted following Design project scoping)Design/ROWClick Here for More DetailsClick here

Sidepath/Bike Lanes and Sidewalk

Hillandale Rd: I-85 to NC 147
$3,107,941.00
July 2020 *** Dates previously adjusted ***  (June 2020 Dates adjusted for NCDOT review delay) (March 2020 Dates adjusted following Design project scoping)Sept 2021 *** Dates previously adjusted ***  (Aug 2021 Dates adjusted for NCDOT review delay) (May 2021 Dates adjusted following Design project scoping)Design/ROWClick Here for More DetailsClick here

Bike Lanes and Sidewalk

​Morreene Rd: Erwin Rd to Neal Rd
$6,317,129.00
July 2020 *** Dates previously adjusted *** (March 2020 Dates adjusted following Design project scoping)Nov 2021 *** Dates previously adjusted *** (May 2021 Dates adjusted following Design project scoping)Design/ROWClick Here for More DetailsClick here

Sidewalk

​Alston Ave: Capps Street to Riddle Road
$913,339.00
2020-01 *** Dates previously adjusted*** (Dec 2019 Design delays)2020-09 *** Dates previously adjusted*** (Aug 2020 Design delays)Design/ROWClick 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)Pre-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
Nov 2020 *** Dates previously adjusted ***  (Oct 2020 Delayed while Public Work's Consultant executed design contract over 2017 holidays) (Dec 2020 Dates adjusted following Design project scoping)Jan 2022  *** Dates previously adjusted *** (Dec 2021 Delayed while Public Work's Consultant executed design contract over 2017 holidays) (Feb 2022 Dates adjusted following Design project scoping)Design/ROWClick Here for More DetailsClick here

Sidewalk (one side)

Raynor St: N Miami Blvd to Hardee St
$364,435.00
Sept 2020 *** Dates previously adjusted ***  (Aug 2020 Delayed while Public Work's Consultant executed design contract over 2017 holidays) (Dec 2020 Dates adjusted following Design project scoping)Aug 2021 *** Dates previously adjusted ***  (July 2021 Delayed while Public Work's Consultant executed design contract over 2017 holidays) (Feb 2022 Dates adjusted following Design project scoping)Design/ROWClick Here for More DetailsClick here

Sidewalk (east side)

North Duke St: Murray Ave to Roxboro Rd
$1,608,372.00
Dec 2020  *** Dates previously adjusted *** (Nov 2020 Delay in Transportation providing funds) (Dec 2020 Dates adjusted following Design project scoping)Feb 2022 *** Dates previously adjusted ***  (Jan 2022 Delay in Transportation providing funds) (Feb 2022 Dates adjusted following Design project scoping)Design/ROWClick Here for More DetailsClick here

Sidewalk (south side)

NC 54: NC 55 to City Limits
$364,435.00
Sept 2020 *** Dates previously adjusted ***  (Aug 2020 Delayed while Public Work's Consultant executed design contract over 2017 holidays) (Dec 2020 Dates adjusted following Design project scoping)Aug 2021 *** Dates previously adjusted ***  (July 2021  Delayed while Public Work's Consultant executed design contract over 2017 holidays) (Feb 2022 Dates adjusted following Design project scoping)Design/ROWClick Here for More DetailsClick here

Sidewalk

N Roxboro Rd: Pacific Ave to Murray Ave
$445,000.00
May 2019  *** Dates previously adjusted *** (date adjusted due to Real Estate staff availability (Feb 2019) (Dec 2019 erroneous entry)April 2020  *** Dates previously adjusted *** (date adjusted due to Real Estate staff availability (Jan 2020) (Aug 2020 erroneous entry)Design/ROWClick Here for More Details

2018 Sidewalk Repair

Various locations
$1,539,549.00
2018-04March 2019ConstructionClick Here for More Details

Sidewalk

Clayton and Freeman Road
$203,000.00
2020-08December 2021DesignClick Here for More DetailsClick here
Sidewalk
Hillsborough Road: LaSalle to Neal/Bus Stop
$380,000.00
2020-08December 2021DesignClick Here for More DetailsClick here
Sidewalk
Holloway Street: Gary to Guthrie
$487,500.00
2020-08December 2021DesignClick Here for More DetailsClick here
Sidewalk
Old Oxford Road: Dearborn to Roxboro
$206,250.00
2020-08December 2021DesignClick Here for More DetailsClick here
Sidewalk
Corporation St: North Duke St to Mangum
$310,000.00
2020-08December 2021DesignClick Here for More DetailsClick here

Bike Lanes

8 Miles
$504,000.00
September 2019 (August date adjusted due to agreement delay)December 2019 (November 2019 date adjusted due to agreement delay)DesignClick Here for More Detailshttp://durhamnc.gov/3606/2018-Bicycle-Improvements

Bike Lane/Bike Boulevard

7 Miles
$631,873.00
October 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

2018 Signalized Pedestrian Improvements

Hillsborough Road at Trent Street Blackwell Street at South Street/Lakewood Avenue Hillsborough Road at Main Street Shannon Dr & MLK Pkwy Club and Glendale pedestrian beacon and various curb ramp/sidewalk improvements
$350,000.00
2018-03December 2018ConstructionClick Here for More Details

Sidewalks (both sides)

Guess Road: Hillcrest Drive to West Carver Street
$1,103,803.00
May 2022December 2022PlanningClick Here for More Details

Sidewalk Gaps

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

​Sidewalk Repair 2019

Various locations
$1,420,000.00
May 2019March 2020Pre-ConstructionClick Here for More Details
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New Highway Corridor

East End Connector: US 70 to NC 147
$141,949,500.00
Under Construction2020-05Construction
$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 Construction2020-07Construction

NCDOT is requesting a 6 month closure of Alston Ave from NC-147 north to East End Elementary starting in June.  WM, PW, and Emergency Management have sent in responses.  City Transportation is waiting on community meeting hosted by NCDOT.

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
2019-01Design/ROW

Public Meeting 7/25/2017

$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)

$71,200,000.00
U-5717Click Here for More Details
Roundabout
Barbee/Herndon/Massey Chapel
$1,046,988.75
Complete2017-10Completed
$46,988.75
$1,000,000.00
W-5205VClick Here for More Details
Culvert replacement
Alston Avenue
$11,000.00
Under ConstructionConstruction
$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
2018-12Pre-Construction
$14,000.00
W-5601EMClick Here for More Details
Add right turn lane
US 70 Business (Hillsborough Rd) at US 15/501 SB Ramp
$355,000.00
2019-10Design/ROW
$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
2018-06Gregson St. at Lamond Ave. (Pending Construction), Duke St. at W. Corporation St. (Constructed)Construction
$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
2020-012023-01Pre-Construction

Signal Plans, Systems Engineering Document, and Communications plans are under development.

$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
Under Construction2018-12Construction
$375,000.00
W-5705CClick Here for More Details

​Culvert replacement

University Drive at Rockwood
2018-12Design/ROW

NCDOT is not constructing any sidewalk with this project as they did not want to delay the schedule.  Utility agreement on 6/18/2018 Council agenda

$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

$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
2019-01Design/ROW

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
2019-01Design/ROW

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

$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

$90,000,000.00
U-5518Click Here for More Details
  
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​Carver Street

Road Extension

$7,268,500.00
Sept 2016Jan 2019  *** Dates previously adjusted *** (July 2018 Project is impeded by rain days and contractor delays) ConstructionCharles Rice

PW: The project is nearing completion and work is proceeding on a week-to-week basis as weather permits paving operations to occur.

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

Road Widening

$12,260,000.00
Feb 2019 *** Dates previously adjusted *** (Oct 2018 Readvertisement requried) (July 2018 Delayed by Duke Energy negotiations)Oct 2020 *** Dates previously adjusted *** (April 2020 Readvertisement requred) (Jan 2020 Delayed by Duke Energy negotiations)Design/ROWCharles Rice
PW: The construction contract was awarded by City Council on December 3, 2018. The contract is being executed.

RE: Real Estate Officer currently in negotations with property owner, UDI. 
Real Estate Officer will be closing with property owner, Rugby Road LLC in mid-January.
LAwsuit for condemnation will be filed for three properties owned by Vickers in mid-January.
Condemnation will likely be pursued for TRG parcel.
Duke Energy has acquired all necessary easements with exception of Vickers, UDI, and TRG.
37 Total Parcels. Real Estate has closed on 31 parcels. Six properties to be acquired are owned by: UDI (two parcels), Vickers (three parcels), and TRG.
Click Here for More Details
Various Locations

2018 Street Repairs and Repaving

April 2018Dec 2018ConstructionClint Blackburn

​PW: This project is complete


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Ardmore Dr, Castell Dr, Missell Ave, Windburn Ave,

Petition Street 2017

2019-032020-03Pre-ConstructionClint Blackburn
PW: Contracting has submitted the agenda memo to recommend award by the City Council at the January 21, 2019 Council Meeting. 
Click Here for More Details
Woodcroft Parkway Extension:  Hope Valley Rd. to Garrett Rd.

Road Extension

$2,219,000.00
2022-032025-08PlanningAntony Wambui

Draft scope of work contract document returned to consultant for corrections after  review. Manday Hours/Rates estimates have been sent to NCDOT for review. Expected presentation to City Council for contract approval during the 2/21 or 3/7 work session.

Click Here for More Details
Various Locations within Downtown Durham

Downtown Durham ​Wayfinding Program

$695,750.00
2020-012020-12Design/ROWAntony Wambui

Analysis of information gathered from the public input meetings held last month currently being executed towards producing schematic design alternatives by end of next month. The design alternatives will be presented to the public for feedback in selecting a prefered design alternative.

No Project Website
MLK Jr. Pkwy and Bay Point Drive

New Traffic Signal Installation

$150,000.00
2018-042019-6Pre-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
2018-042019-6ConstructionPeter Nicholas

Consultant Design (Pending NCDOT Final Approval)

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
2018-102020-01ConstructionPeter Nicholas

Signal equipment ordered

Designs for pending improvements 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
April 2020July 2021Design/ROWThomas Wilcoxson

PW: This project is in acquisitions.  

RE: Two Real Estate Officers (2) have been assigned to this project.
AMBER PLACE: 7 properties to acquire. Three properties have signed Options to Purchase. Staff is in active negotiations with one other property owner that owns the remaining 4 parcels involved. 
BRUNSON DRIVE: 8 properties to acquire. Three properties have signed Options to Purchase. Staff is in active negotiations with all other owners.
CHALMERS STREET: 15 properties to acquire. Five properties have signed Options to Purchase. Staff is in active negotiations with all other owners.
LANG STREET: 16 properties to acquire. Nine properties have signed Options to Purchase. Staff is in active negotiations with all other owners.
LEONARD/TURNER STREET: 19 properties to acquire. Staff is actively negotiating with owners.
OMAH STREET: 12 properties to acquire. Staff is actively negotiating with owners.

Click Here for More Details
Various Locations

​Bridge Repair Design

Aug 2018Aug 2019Design/ROWCharles Rice

​PW: Field scoping is ongoing in advance of design for repairs to 5 bridges. Gannett Fleming will prepare documents leading to a biddable construction project for five bridge repairs. 


Click Here for More Details
Various Locations

​Bridge Asset Management Plan

$175,000.00
Oct 2018Sept 2019Pre-ConstructionCharles Rice

​PW:  The agenda item memo has been submitted to City Council for approval on January 22, 2019.

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S. Roxboro Rd. and Julliette Drive/Third Fork Creek Pedestrian Crossing at S. Roxboro Rd.

New Traffic Signal Installation

$60,000.00
2018-072018-08CompletePeter Nicholas

In House Design Completed

No Project Webpage
Us 15-501 Business at Hope Valley Road  and Broad Street at Murrray Avenue
New Traffic Signal Installation


$300,000.00
2018-052019-12Pre-ConstructionPeter Nicholas

In House Design Underway

Click Here for More Details
Various

2019 FY Speed Humps

$12,000.00
2018-092018-12CompleteJessica Kemp

In House Design Completed

Click Here for More Details
Various
2019 FY Curb Ramps
$100,000.00
2018-092019-6Pre-ConstructionGeneral Services

In House Design Completed

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Various
2019 FY Neighborhood Traffic Circle Installation
$30,000.00
2018-092018-12Pre-ConstructionNia Rogers

In House Design Completed

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Various Locations

Street Repairs and Repaving 2019

$6,500,000.00
May 2019Nov 2019Pre-ConstructionClint Blackburn

​PW: Project Manul is being prepared to advertise

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