Fayetteville Street between East Umstead Street and Main Street currently varies between five and six lanes and has a speed limit of 35mph. There have been a high number of crashes involving both pedestrian and bicyclists along this corridor, and the number of current travel lanes are not necessary to support the average daily traffic.
The bicycle improvements planned for this corridor include buffered bicycle lanes between East Umstead Street and Lakewood Avenue, bicycle lanes across the I-85 bridge, and buffered bicycle lanes and parking between Pettigrew Street and Main Street. These bicycle facilities will connect planned facilities on Main Street and Lakewood Avenue, provide safer crossings for pedestrians, add needed parking for commercial establishments, and provide better access to key destinations such as Golden Belt, Hayti Heritage Center, Phoenix Square Shopping Center, Phoenix Crossing Shopping Center, the Stamford L. Warren Library and other commercial properties.
The existing and proposed cross sections can be seen below. You can provide input on these designs here. A public meeting will be held at the Whitted School in Durham on Saturday September 22 from 10am-1pm. At the public meeting you will be able to see the preliminary designs, ask questions of City staff and the consultants, and provide comments.