Fayetteville Street Bicycle Improvements

Fayetteville Street between East Umstead Street and Main Street currently varies between five and six lanes and has a speed limit of 35mph. There have been a high number of crashes involving both pedestrians and bicyclists along this corridor, and the number of current travel lanes is not necessary to support the average daily traffic.

The bicycle improvements planned for this corridor include:

  • buffered bicycle lanes between East Umstead Street and Lakewood Avenue
  • bicycle lanes across the NC 147 bridge
  • buffered bicycle lanes and parking between Pettigrew Street and Main Street

These bicycle facilities will connect planned facilities on Main Street and Lakewood Avenue, provide safer crossings for pedestrians, and add needed parking for commercial establishments. The improvements will also provide better access to key destinations such as Golden Belt, Hayti Heritage Center, Phoenix Square Shopping Center, Phoenix Crossing Shopping Center, the Stamford L. Warren Library, and other commercial properties.

This bicycle improvement project is funded by a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program Grant through NCDOT.

The existing and proposed cross sections can be seen below, and the full design can be found here. Comments received during September 2018 will be incorporated where possible.

NOTE: As of 8/2/2023, NCDOT has requested additional time to review the congestion impacts of the CMAQ bicycle lanes on Fayetteville Street, a State maintained roadway. City staff are actively working to address NCDOT concerns, however, work on Fayetteville Street cannot proceed until all NCDOT concerns are resolved.