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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.

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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  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
Aug 2020Dec 2021 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 Sept 2021Design/ROWClick Here for More DetailsClick here

Bike Lanes and Sidewalk

​Morreene Rd: Erwin Rd to Neal Rd
$6,317,129.00
July 2020 Nov 2021 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)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 Jan 2022  Design/ROWClick Here for More DetailsClick here

Sidewalk (one side)

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

Sidewalk (east side)

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

Sidewalk (south side)

NC 54: NC 55 to City Limits
$364,435.00
Sept 2020 Aug 2021Design/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
2018-04May 2019ConstructionClick Here for More Details

Sidewalk      B+W I

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

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

Bike+Walk Sidewalk 2019

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

Sidewalk       B+W II


Southwest Durham Drive
DesignClick Here for More Details

​Sidewalk      B+W II

Fulton Street
DesignClick Here for More Details

​Sidewalk      B+W II

Broad Street
DesignClick Here for More Details

​Sidewalk      B+W II

Holt School
DesignClick Here for More Details

​Sidewalk      B+W II

North Pointe
DesignClick Here for More Details

​Sidewalk      B+W II

Fayetteville
DesignClick 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 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)

$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
2019-04Design/ROW

Culvert replacement will be started between April and August 2019 and last 90 days.

$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 2016June 2019 (Jan 2019)  *** Dates previously adjusted *** (July 2018 Project is impeded by rain days and contractor delays) ConstructionCharles Rice

PW: Public Works has granted 60 days extension due to winter weather. The contractor is expected to resume work April 1, 2019.

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)ConstructionCharles Rice
PW: : Contractor began clearing and installing erosion control measures. 

RE: 37 Total Parcels to acquire. Real Estate has closed on 35 parcels. CAO is queued to file two remaining condemnations prior to first week of May.
Click Here for More Details
Ardmore Dr, Castell Dr, Missell Ave, Windburn Ave,

Petition Street 2017

2019-032020-03ConstructionClint Blackburn
PW: The pre-construction meeting was held on March 21.  Sunrock is ready to begin.  Sunrock has presented a schedule showing the following order of construction:
Missell Ave
Ardmore Dr
Castell Dr
Winburn Ave
Contracting will begin setting up a neighborhood meeting for Missell and Ardmore.  



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Woodcroft Parkway Extension:  Hope Valley Rd. to Garrett Rd.

Road Extension

$2,219,000.00
2022-032025-08PlanningEllen Beckmann

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 4/4 or 4/18 work session.

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Various Locations within Downtown Durham

Downtown Durham ​Wayfinding Program

$695,750.00
2020-012020-12Design/ROWEllen Beckmann

The design alternatives were presented to the public in February.  A survey is open to receive feedback on the proposed design.  

https://durhamnc.gov/3828/Downtown-Durham-Wayfinding-ProjectNo 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. All acquisitions are complete.
LANG STREET: 16 properties to acquire. All acquisitions are complete.
LEONARD/TURNER STREET: 25 properties to acquire. Seven properties have signed Options to Purchase. Staff is in active negotiations with all other owners.
OMAH STREET: 12 properties to acquire. Six properties have signed Options to Purchase. Staff is in active negotiations with all other owners.

Click Here for More Details
Various Locations

​Bridge Repair Design

Aug 2018Aug 2019Design/ROWCharles Rice

​PW: Consultant Gannett Fleming has submitted design documents for Priority Maintenance bridges. Review underway. Consultant is preparing to begin scoping second round of bridges for PM reports.


Click Here for More Details
Various Locations

​Bridge Asset Management Plan

$175,000.00
Oct 2018Sept 2019ConstructionCharles Rice

​PW:  Contract has been executed with Kercher Group. Kickoff meeting scheduled for March 25.

Click Here for More Details
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

Construction Complete

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

Project has been bid, contract in negotiation with low bidder.

Click Here for More Details
Various
2019 FY Neighborhood Traffic Circle Installation
$30,000.00
2018-092018-12CompleteNia Rogers

Construction Complete

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Various Locations

Street Repairs and Repaving 2019

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

​PW: The bid opening was held on March 22.  Only two firms submitted a bid.  This is a formal bid and we were unable to accept bids.  Contracting will be re-advertising as soon as possible. 

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Various Locations

​Pavement Preservation 2019

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

​The pre-bid was held on March 21, 2019. The Bid Opening is March 29, 2019 at 10:00 AM

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Various Locations

​Asphalt Rejuvenation 2019

$150,000.00
June 2019May 2020Pre-ConstructionClint Blackburn

​The project will be advertised in March, 2019. 

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