Alston Avenue (NC 55) Widening Project - Project # U-3308

Notice of a Citizens Informational Workshop for the Widening of N.C. 55 (Alston Avenue), From N.C. 147 (I.L. "Buck" Dean Freeway) to N.C. 98 (Holloway Street)

WBS No. 34915.1.1, U-3308, Durham County
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) held a Citizens Informational Workshop on October 19, 2010 at the Holton Career and Resource Center, 401 North Driver Street, Durham, 27703. NCDOT representatives were available and provided an informal setting to provide information, answered questions and received comments regarding this project.

The purpose of this workshop was to provide an update on the proposed improvements. Two alternatives are being studied and were presented.

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. Improvements are needed to reduce congestion and improve safety along Alston Avenue between N.C. 147 and U.S. 70 Business/N.C. 98. Additional right of way will be required to accommodate the proposed improvements.

Additional Information
Anyone desiring additional information may email Beverly Robinson, or contact Project Development and Environmental Analysis Branch at:
1548 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1548
Phone: 919-733-7844, ext. 254

NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in this workshop. Anyone requiring special services should contact Robinson as early as possible so that arrangements can be made.