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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
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
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
2020-01 *** 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
July 2022 (Nov 2020) Sept 2023 (Jan 2022)  Design/ROWClick 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
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
$829,170.00
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
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

​Sidewalk      B+W II 

Stadium Drive
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 Construction2020-06Construction
$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
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
2018-122023-01Construction
$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
$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
$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.

$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 Construction2019-12 *** Dates previously adjusted from 2018-12 ***Construction

Construction delays due to pole delivery for streetlights and traffic signal supports due to manufacturing/fabrication backlog.

$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

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

PW: Triangle Grading and Paving continued work this week to mill asphalt from Danube Lane. The Cub Creek Road intersection was severed and storm drainage was install to facilitate the new movement of stormwater. The ROW annexation is scheduled for the August 5, 2019 City Council meeting. The goal is to complete the project by July, 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)ConstructionEd Venable
PW: : The Contractor continues clearing and grubbing, installing erosion controls, and hauling borrow material. Duke Energy is relocating the street lights. Google is relocating their fiber. All property for the entire corridor is now available to the Contractor. 

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.
Click Here for More Details
Ardmore Dr, Castell Dr, Missell Ave, Windburn Ave,

Petition Street 2017

May 20192020-03ConstructionClint Blackburn
PW: Constrcuon has begun.

Missell Ave
Ardmore Dr
Castell Dr
Winburn Ave

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

Road Extension

$4,217,100.00
2022-032025-08PlanningEllen Beckmann

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.  

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 ***Design/ROWEvan Tenenbaum

Programming of messaging on signs continues to be reviewed by staff. Various sign designs have been submitted to the Planning Department for a Major COA with review from the Historic Planning Comisssion. This review will be in July. A minor COA will still be needed for the remainder signs. NCDOT submittal still expected in summer 2019.

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
2019-09 *** 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
2019-06 *** Dates previously adjusted from 2018-14 ***2019-09 *** Dates previously adjusted from 2019-06 ***ConstructionPeter Nicholas

Awaiting Delivery of Signal Supports - *** UPDATE - Signal Supports will be poured in June 2019 (Per contractor)***

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

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/ROWThomas Wilcoxson

PW: This project is in acquisitions.  

RE:
AMBER PLACE: 7 properties to acquire. All acquisitions are complete. Closings may be delayed until plats are prepared and ready for recordation.
BRUNSON DRIVE: 8 properties to acquire. Three properties have signed Options to Purchase. Remaining parcels are all owned by one family. Negotiations continue with that party. Closings may be delayed until plats are prepared and ready for recordation.
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. 21 properties have signed Options to Purchase. Staff is in active negotiations to complete remaining acquisitions.
OMAH STREET: 12 properties to acquire. All acquisitions are complete.

Click Here for More Details
Various Locations

​Bridge Repair Design

Aug 2018Aug 2019Design/ROWEd Venable

​PW: PW Administration has indicated that the maintenance option will be selected for the bridge repairs.


Click Here for More Details
Various Locations

​Bridge Asset Management Plan

$175,000.00
Oct 2018Sept 2019ConstructionEd Venable

​PW:  The Kercher Group has acquired the initial data for the Bridge Asset Management Plan and is now workign on Task 2.

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 ***2020-03Pre-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
Various

***NEW***

2020 FY Speed Humps

$30,000.00
2019-092020-01PlanningJessica Kemp

Pending Installations - Awaiting status of petitiion for final street segment before advertising FY 2020 project.

Click Here for More Details
Various
2019 FY Curb Ramps
$250,000.00
2018-092019-07 *** Dates previously adjusted from 2019-6 ***ConstructionJessica Kemp

Project under construction. 

Holloway St. & Adams St was completed 4/30. Change Order #1 and Pay App #2 are being processed. Contractor began work at the W. Club Blvd / Northgate Mall mid-block crossing on 5/2. Road striping and solar-powered pedestrian crosswalk signs will be coordinated by the Transportation Dept once GC construction is complete. Ground plane art by Madiha Malik will be coordinated by GSD's Cultural and Public Art Program. Completion Date: 7/5/19 (extended by Change Order) 

Click Here for More Details
Various Locations

Street Repairs and Repaving 2019

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

​PW: The contract was approved at the May 20th Council Meeting.

Click Here for More Details
Various Locations

​Pavement Preservation 2019

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

PW: The contract was approved at the June 3 Council Meeting.

Click Here for More Details
Various Locations

​Asphalt Rejuvenation 2019

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

PW: The contract is beign routed to the City Manager for approval.

Click Here for More Details
Various Locations

Aerial Utility Adjustments

$600,000.00
August 2019August 2021Pre-Construction

The bid opening is scheduled for May 20. ***UPDATE - First Advertisement did not secure 3 bids.  Will be readvertised in June 2019 with a July 2019 bid opening date.***

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