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Friday, March 15, 2013

New “City Hall This Week” Begins March 15

Durham’s Arbor Day Celebration Set for March 22; Bicycle & Pedestrian Facilities Study Underway

​DTV8’s “City Hall This Week” will debut a new show tonight at 8 p.m. Hosted by Senior Public Affairs Specialist Amy Blalock, this show will feature the following highlights and other topics of interest. You can also watch this new episode on demand at

Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Study Underway Along Major Roadway Corridors
The preparation for a bicycle and pedestrian facilities study is now underway along four major roadway corridors in Durham. Those corridors are Morreene Road from Erwin Road to Neal Road; Carpenter-Fletcher Road from Woodcroft Parkway to Alston Avenue; Cornwallis Road from South Roxboro Street to Chapel Hill Road; and Hillandale Road from I-85 to NC 147. Contract Management Engineer Michael Hughes explains what the study is and why it is needed.

Long Range Transportation Plan Receives National Recognition
The Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Long Range Transportation Plan is receiving national recognition. The 2035 Long Range Plan has been cited as one of six plans nationwide for how resident-friendly it is. The plan received this designation from the Florida Department of Transportation’s Office of Policy Planning. The plans were rated on four criteria – length, clarity, graphics and vision.

Landlord Training Now Offered Every Month by City
The City is continuing its efforts to help Durham’s landlords more effectively manage properties and to stop illegal activity. Landlord training workshops will be held on the third Thursday of every month. They will focus on how to build landlord, renter, homeowner and business relationships; applicant screening techniques; rental agreements and fair housing issues; management techniques; and the eviction process.

Annual Arbor Day Celebration to Mark Milestone
The City will be marking a milestone at this year’s annual Arbor Day celebration. The free event will be held on Friday, March 22 at 11 a.m. in the newly landscaped Black Wall Street Plaza in downtown. As part of the day’s events, Durham will be recognized as a “Tree City USA” for the 30th consecutive year. Attendees will also be able to receive a free tree seedling. Photos of the newly planted tree can be redeemed for discounts at sponsoring businesses.

About “City Hall This Week”
"City Hall This Week," a news program dedicated to informing Durham residents and City employees about what’s going on inside Durham's City Hall, airs daily at 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 8 p.m. on DTV8 (Time Warner Cable channel 8). The show is also available for on demand viewing at or at For more information, call (919) 560-4123, “like” http://www.Facebook/CityofDurhamNC, or “follow”

Published: 03/15/2013 - Last Edited: