Plans & Studies

  1. Alston Avenue (NC 55) Widening Project

    NCDOT proposes to widen N.C. 55 (Alston Avenue) to a mostly four lane median divided roadway with curb and gutter from N.C. 147 (I.L. "Buck" Dean Freeway) to U.S. 70 Business/N.C. 98 (Holloway Street). This project will include sidewalks on both sides of the roadway and wide outside lanes to accommodate bicycles.

  2. Average Annual Daily Traffic (AADT) Maps (NCDOT)

    Traffic Volume (AADT) Maps are a product created by the Traffic Survey Group in cooperation with the SRMU Mapping Section. The county and urban maps supplied by the mapping section serve as a foundation for Traffic Survey employees to identify locations known as "count stations."

  3. Business 15-501 Roadway Reconfiguration Project

    The City of Durham Transportation Department and the NCDOT are evaluating a roadway reconfiguration project on Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard (Chapel Hill Street Overpass to University Drive) to improve safety and maintain traffic flow along the corridor beginning in the summer of 2015.

  4. Comprehensive Parking Studies

    The final reports for the City of Durham Comprehensive Parking Study and the Ninth Street Parking Study have been completed by Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. and the City of Durham. The report is now available for public view.


    The Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (DCHC-MPO) is the regional organization responsible for transportation planning for the western part of the Research Triangle area in North Carolina.

  6. Downtown Loop 2-Way Conversion Feasibility Study

    The city’s Department of Public Works is ready to present revised conceptual designs showing the preferred alternative for converting the downtown loop into 2-way traffic. This revised concept is based on public input received at the first workshop in October 2009.

  7. Durham Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission

    The Durham Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC) is a citizens group whose purpose it is to advise Durham's City Council and Board of County Commissioners on bicycle and pedestrian issues.

  8. Durham Bike Map (JPG)

    Covering the most urbanized part of Durham, this suitability map helps cyclists get around town on roads that match their traffic handling skills. The suitability ratings highlight systems of neighborhood streets, local commuting streets, busy through routes and touring routes. Greenway trails are also highlighted. In addition, locations of parks, schools, public buildings and points of interest are shown. Information on laws, safety tips and effective cycling techniques is included.

  9. Durham Traffic Separation Study (TSS)

    The Durham TSS is a comprehensive evaluation of traffic patterns and road usage at public rail/highway crossings in Durham County. The purpose of the study is to assess existing conditions and determine needed improvements to enhance safety.

  10. East End Connector

    The East End Connector is a freeway project within the City of Durham and Durham County that will consist of constructing a multi-lane facility from NC 147 to U.S. 70 (Miami Boulevard) with improvements to U.S. 70 Bypass.

  11. Fayetteville Street Roadway Reconfiguration

    The City of Durham Transportation Department and the NCDOT are planning a roadway reconfiguration project on Fayetteville Street from Pilot Street to George Street to improve safety and maintain traffic flow along the corridor beginning in 2016.

  12. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory

    The Durham City-County Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory and Local Action Plan is a joint effort of the City of Durham, Durham County, and the DCHC MPO. The plan consists of an inventory of greenhouse gas emissions in the county, a forecast of 2030 emissions, an evaluation of measures to reduce emissions, and an implementation plan to achieve emission targets.

  13. Pedestrian Plan

    The DurhamWalks! Pedestrian Plan was adopted by the Durham City Council in September 2006. The purpose of the DurhamWalks! plan is to assess existing pedestrian infrastructure, recommend safe and accessible pedestrian networks (sidewalks, trails, and intersections), and recommend new pedestrian-related programs and policies.

  14. West Club Boulevard Restriping Project

    The City of Durham is considering a restriping project on West Club Boulevard to improve safety through the addition of bicycle lanes and alternating parking availability.