Public Input Opportunities for the Hwy 54 Corridor Study

The final public information session on the Highway 54 Corridor Study will be held Monday, February 13th at Chapel Hill Town Hall in the first floor conference room. The informal session will be open from 3pm to 6pm, and anyone who wishes to learn more about the project may drop-in at any time during the session.

The Hwy 54 Corridor Study will be reviewed by the Durham Planning Commission on Tuesday, February 14, the following night, at 5:30pm in Durham City Hall. Any member of the public may attend and sign up to speak at this public hearing.

The Highway 54 Corridor Study was created to study potential transportation improvements along the Highway 54 Corridor and the best direction for future development to follow in the area. The draft of the second report is available for public comment. It includes such things as a major reworking of the interchanges along Highway 54, including replacing some with bridges. It proposes changes to the I40 interchange. Park and Ride lots are pushed back to 751 and 15-501 so that cars destined for park and ride lots will not contribute to Hwy 54 traffic. There are also bike and pedestrian trail enhancements. And of course they recommend higher density development in areas located close to future light rail stations. There are two documents you can review, links below, or you can attend an informal Drop In information session and ask questions directly to the planners.

Corridor Study Website:
Summary Report (13 pages):