The Durham Chapel Hill Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (DCHC MPO) and the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) are conducting a multimodal transportation study of the US 15-501 corridor.

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WHAT IS THE US 15-501 CORRIDOR STUDY?

The Durham Chapel Hill Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (DCHC MPO) and the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) are conducting a multimodal transportation study of the US 15-501 corridor from Ephesus Church Road/Fordham Boulevard, in Chapel Hill to University Drive, in Durham. The study will update the 1994 corridor-wide master plan that has been used to guide development and transportation improvements since it was adopted in the mid-1990's. The study will develop an updated multimodal transportation master plan for the corridor that integrates the latest land-use and multimodal transportation vision for the corridor. The study includes both the primary route of US 15-501 and the business route of US 15-501 in Durham ("Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard") which serve very different roles in the transportation system. The study will identify short and long-term multimodal mobility transportation solutions for current and anticipated travel demand in the corridor. The project study area will extend approximately a quarter mile (1/4) on either side of the route, but will vary at critical areas.

Recognizing that the corridor is not the same throughout, the study will analyze and provide recommendations on the corridor as a whole, as well as, four sub-segments, generally divided as follows: Ephesus Church Road to I-40, I-40 to the US 501 Bypass, US 501 Bypass to NC 751, and NC 751 to University Drive (as show on the corridor study map). The study will use a thorough public engagement process to complete a robust transportation analysis and consider multimodal alternatives within and throughout the corridor.

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Public Workshop June 26, 2018

Join us on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 for a public workshop from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 3741 Garrett Road, Durham. A formal presentation and visioning exercise will occur from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Parking is available in the church parking lot.

Reimaging 15-501 Corridor Study Public Workshop Set for June 26

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US 15-501 Corridor Tour

On April 18, 2018, the study team and community leaders discussed challenges and opportunities within the US 15-501 Corridor study area. Get all details.

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