Stadium Drive and Olympic Avenue provide north-south access to Durham County Stadium and Duke Regional Hospital, and also connect the Whippoorwill Park/Warren Creek Trail and the Ellerbee Creek Trail/Rock Quarry Park. Other nearby destinations include the Edison Johnson Aquatics Center and the Museum of Life and Science.
Currently the two-lane road is between 34-40' wide, resulting in high speeds of motor vehicles. While the North-South Greenway runs alongside a large portion of this corridor, bicycle lanes will provide another option for those travelling by bicycle and also make the road safer for those travelling by car.
This bicycle improvement project is funded by a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program Grant through NCDOT.
You can see the proposed cross-section below, and the full design can be seen here. Comments received during the September 2018 public meeting and online comment period will be incorporated where appropriate.
The re-striping work is expected to begin Fall 2023 and end Summer 2024.