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Posted on: July 5, 2019

Durham Hosts LaSalle Street Proposed Sidewalk Facilities Meeting

LaSalle Street Proposed Sidewalk Facilities Map

If you live, work, or travel along LaSalle Street in Durham, you’ll want to mark your calendar for this Tuesday, July 23, drop-in style meeting to share and discuss sidewalk facility designs for this busy roadway.

Drop-In Style Meeting to Collect Resident Input on 65% Design Plans

DURHAM, N.C. – If you live, work, or travel along LaSalle Street in Durham, you’ll want to mark your calendar for a meeting later this month to discuss sidewalk facility designs for this busy roadway.

The City of Durham Public Works Department is now in the 65% design phase for pedestrian facilities along both sides of LaSalle Street between Kangaroo Drive and Hillsborough Road and along one side of LaSalle Street from Hillsborough Road to Sprunt Avenue. The goal of the project is to improve pedestrian accommodations which includes the installation of sidewalks and accessibility ramps.

A drop-in style meeting to share the designs and collect resident feedback is set for Tuesday, July 23 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the E.K. Powe Elementary School Cafeteria, located at 913 9th Street. Residents will be able to review the 65% design plans showing right-of-way, temporary and permanent easements, ask questions of Public Works staff, and provide input before the department completes the final design plans.

For residents who cannot attend this meeting, maps, meeting handouts, and comment forms to collect feedback will be available after the meeting date on the project website at https://durhamnc.gov/3307/Design-Services-for-LaSalle-Street-SW-52. Resident feedback is due by August 6.

For additional information about the project, contact Ashley Gallaugher with SEPI, Inc. at (919) 747-5862 or agallaugher@sepiinc.com, or David Cates, PE with the City’s Public Works Department at (919) 560-4326, ext. 30232 or David.Cates@DurhamNC.gov. Persons who require assistance to attend the meeting should call (919) 560-4197 or email ADA@DurhamNC.gov no later than 48 hours before the event.

About the City of Durham Public Works Department

The City of Durham Public Works Department provides a wide range of services, including street maintenance, engineering design, development review, and stormwater quality and infrastructure maintenance. The department plans and executes the City’s winter weather and natural disaster plans. The department ensures that Durham’s street infrastructure is safe and well maintained, which supports the quality of life and serves as a foundation of a healthy economy. As guided by the City’s Strategic Plan, the department serves as a steward of the City’s physical and environmental assets and ensures that residents live in a safe, secure, and thriving community.