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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

Sidewalk

​NC 751/NC 54/Garrett Rd.
$308,562.00
Oct 2018May 2019ConstructionClick 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
August 2019 (May date adjusted due to design delay)November 2019 (September 2019 date adjusted due to design delay)DesignClick Here for More Detailshttp://durhamnc.gov/3606/2018-Bicycle-Improvements

Separated Bike Facility

W. Morgan, S Great Jones, Ramseur
$328,125.00
Delayed pending TIGER grant and P5.0 resultsPlanningClick Here for More Details

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 Details

Bike Share

Durham
$750,000.00
Delayed pending dockless bike share pilotPlanningClick Here for More Details

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
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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
2018-09Design/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
Under Construction2017-10Construction
$46,988.75
$1,000,000.00
W-5205VClick Here for More Details
Culvert replacement
Alston Avenue
$11,000.00
Design/ROW
$11,000.00
N/AClick Here for More Details
Bridge replacement
Bahama Road (Dial Creek, Lake Michie)
$1,542,000.00
2018-052019-04Construction

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
2024-01Planning
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
2017-12Construction

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 Miami Blvd.
$134,124,000.00
2022-03Planning
$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
2020-012023-01Design/ROW

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

City/County Kick-off meeting on 6/8/2019

$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
2018-052018-12Pre-Construction
$375,000.00
W-5705CClick Here for More Details

New Signal

NC 55/BurlingtonAve.
$115,000.00
2018-012018-07Construction
$0.00
$115,000.00
SS-4905DKClick Here for More Details

New Signal

NC 98 at Adams St.
$200,000.00
2019-07Construction
$200,000.00
SS-4905EZClick Here for More Details

​Culvert replacement

University Drive at Rockwood
2018-12Design/ROW

​NCDOT provided a $140,000 estimate for the cost to add curb and gutter and sidewalk from E. Woodridge to Rockwood.

Utility agreement on 6/18/2018 Council agenda

$140,000.00
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
$10,000,000.00
P-5717Click 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: Contractor Triangle Grading and Paving graded the east bound lane near Old Oxford and prepared for asphalt. 

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 by end of calendar year.
City Council approved condemnation of three Vickers properties on 12/3. CAO will be sending 30 day notice prior to filing of condemnation by 12/14.
Condemnation will be pursued for TRG parcel. 12/18 input for City Council approval at 1/22 meeting.
Duke Energy has acquired all necessary easements with exception of Vickers, UDI, and TRG.
37 Total Parcels. Real Estate has closed on 30 parcels. Seven properties to be acquired are owned by: UDI (two parcels), Rugby Road, LLC, Vickers (three parcels), and TRG.
Click Here for More Details
Various Locations

2018 Street Repairs and Repaving

April 2018Dec 2018ConstructionClint Blackburn

​PW: Fred Smith is finishing up the final paving locaitons in the Old Farm and Fisher Heights neighborhoods. 

The following areas will be repaved using a combination of Microsurfacing, Cape Sealing, and Milling and Repaving:

  • S. Roxboro Street from Hope Valley Road to MLK Parkway
  • Old Farm Neighborhood
  • Fisher Heights Neighborhood
  • Carver Street from N. Roxboro Street to Danube Lane
  • Hood Street from E. Main Street to Ramseur Street
  • Ramseur Street from Fayetteville Street to S. Dillard Street
  • S. Elizabeth Street from Ramseur Street to E. Main Street
  • E. Main Street from Fayetteville Street to S. Roxboro Street

Click Here for More Details
Various Locations

Petition Street 2017

2019-032020-03Pre-ConstructionClint Blackburn
PW: The City received three bids. An agenda memo is being prepeared for the City Council to award the project in January, 2019.



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

Road Extension

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

Selected project consultant, Ramey Kemp & Associates, Inc. and it's team of sub-consultants, are currently working on detailed scope of work, NCDOT Manday forms, and other required professional services contract document attachments.  A negotiated professional services agreement is expected to be presented to the City Council early next year.

Click Here for More Details
Various Locations within Downtown Durham

Downtown Durham ​Wayfinding Program

$695,750.00
2020-012020-12PlanningAntony Wambui

Project's professional services contract with Found Design, LLC. (d.b.a. MERJE) approved by NCDOT and currently awaiting City Council's approval during tonight's (11/5) City Council meeting. If approved, contract execution is expected to be complete by the end of this month. Project kick-off meeting and stakeholder interviews are anticipated to be held soon after contract execution.

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
2018-042019-6Pre-ConstructionPeter Nicholas

Consultant Design (Pending NCDOT Final Approval)

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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/ROWCharles Rice

PW: This project is in acquisitions.  

RE: Two Real Estate Officers (2) have been assigned to this project.
AMBER PLACE: 7 properties to acquire. Staff is in active negotiations with two property owners that own all 7 properties involved.
BRUNSON DRIVE: 8 properties to acquire. Staff has received one Option to Purchase from a property owner, and is actively negotiating with all other owners.
CHALMERS STREET: 15 properties to acquire. Staff is actively negotiating with all property owners.
LANG STREET: 16 properties to acquire. Staff is actively negotiating 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 2019ConstructionCharles Rice

​PW: The designer, Gannett Fleming, is preparing documents that will be used to bid a construction project for five bridge repairs with plans to be completred by February.


Click Here for More Details
Various Locations

​Bridge Asset Management Plan

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

​PW:  Public Works has received a scope and fee proposal from the RFQ process and has negotiation the scope of services. The agenda item memo is being prepared for submission to City Council approval in January, 2019.

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

New Traffic Signal Installation

$60,000.00
2018-072018-08ConstructionPeter 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
2018-052019-12Design/ROWPeter Nicholas

In House Design Underway

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Various

2019 FY Speed Humps

$12,000.00
2018-092018-12Pre-ConstructionJessica Kemp

In House Design Completed

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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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