SW-40 Alston Avenue Sidewalk

Project Manager


Ana Jaramillo
Phone: 919-560-4326, ext.30233

Project Description

South Alston Avenue sidewalk is a federally funded project that will add more than 2200 linear feet of sidewalk along the west side of South Alston Avenue from Capps Street to Riddle Road. The project includes installation of curb ramps, upgrade Triangle Transit Bus stop's, construction/upgrade of stormwater infrastructure,  the re-establishment of drainage ditches and construct curb and gutter along portions of the roadway within the project limits. Property owners will not be charged any assessments to construct the sidewalk or associated improvements.

Project Schedule


  • Anticipated Advertisement: Winter 2022
  • Pre-Bid Meeting: Winter 2022
  • Bid Opening: Winter 2022
  • Anticipated Construction Start: Spring 2023
  • Anticipated Construction Completion: Summer 2023

Project Status


The need for sidewalk along South Alston Avenue was identified in the Durham Walks! Pedestrian Plan.  Durham Walks study assessed existing pedestrian infrastructure, recommended safe and accessible pedestrian networks (sidewalks, trails, and intersections), and recommended new pedestrian-related programs and policies.  The plan was adopted by City Council in 2006 and updated in 2011. 
The City of Durham, Public Works Design group has been working on the design plans for the South Alston Avenue and final designs are now underway and will be added to this web site when available. The department of Public Works hosted a community informal information meeting on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in the Irwin R. Holmes, Sr. Recreation Center to provide a project overview.