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Posted on: October 7, 2019

[ARCHIVED] DCHC MPO Hosts Reimagining US 15-501 Public Workshop

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DURHAM, N.C. – If you travel along U.S. Highway 15-501 between Durham and Chapel Hill, you know how congested it can be each day. To help plan for the future of this busy highway, resident feedback is now being sought on recommendations to relieve traffic congestion between Durham and Chapel Hill.

The Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (DCHC MPO) and the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) are co-hosting a third public workshop for the Reimagining 15-501 Corridor Study on Thursday, October 17 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Chapel Hill Bible Church, located at 260 Erwin Road, Chapel Hill.

The purpose of this third public workshop is to review and comment on proposed concepts for addressing future transportation challenges in the U.S. Highway 15-501 Corridor between Ephesus Church Road in Chapel Hill and University Drive in Durham. Residents will be able to comment on their preferred concepts, which will help guide the project team in selecting the concepts that will be studied in detail as they move toward final recommendations for the corridor. This workshop is a drop-in style meeting where staff will answer questions and receive feedback.

For more information visit https://www.reimagining15501 and follow the DCHC MPO on Facebook and Twitter for #reimagining15501 updates, or contact Senior Transportation Planner Andy Henry with the City of Durham Transportation Department at (919) 560-4366, ext. 36419 or by email.

News Media Contact: Andy Henry, (919) 560-4366, ext. 36419 or Andrew.Henry@DurhamNC.gov

About the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization

The DCHC MPO is responsible for planning and programming state and federal transportation projects in all of Durham County and the urbanized areas of Orange County and Chatham County. Residents are encouraged to visit the DCHC MPO website to get involved in the transportation planning process or attend DCHC MPO Board meetings, which take place the second Tuesday of each month beginning at 9 a.m. in Durham City Hall, located at 101 City Hall Plaza.


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