News Flash

City of Durham News

Posted on: April 27, 2021

DCHC MPO Seeks Comment on Long-Range Transportation Plan Amendment

DCHC Comprehensive Transportation Plan Amendment #3

Feedback Requested by May 25

If you’re interested in the future highway, bicycle, multi-use paths, and transit projects for our region, you’re invited to give your feedback now on a proposed amendment to the region’s long-range transportation plan.  

The Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (DCHC MPO) is now seeking public feedback on a proposed Amendment #3 to the Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP).  The CTP identifies future highway, transit, rail, bicycle, pedestrian, and other transportation projects for this region over the next 30 years and beyond. 

The DCHC MPO is amending the CTP to add a network of bicycle/pedestrian paths along major roadways; identify high-capacity transit, such as bus rapid transit, along the region’s major travel corridors; ensure that the CTP supports local bicycle plans; and improve roadways in fast developing, rural areas.

Residents and other stakeholders are asked to provide comments by reviewing the proposed Amendment #3 at the DCHC MPO website and providing comments directly by email no later than Tuesday, May 25. Residents and stakeholders may also directly address the DCHC MPO Board on proposed Amendment #3 on Wednesday, May 12 beginning at 9 a.m. during their virtual board meeting.

For more information about the CTP Amendment #3, contact DCHC MPO Principal Planner Andy Henry at (919) 560-4366, ext. 36419 or by email. 

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.  To learn more, follow the DCHC MPO Facebook and Twitter pages to stay up-to-date on news about their transportation planning efforts.

About the City of Durham Transportation Department

The Transportation Department remains steadfast in its commitment to providing and maintaining quality, multimodal infrastructure to improve mobility, promote environmental sustainability, and enhance the quality of life for current and future Durham residents, businesses, and visitors. To learn more, follow the department on Twitter.