Fayetteville Street Corridor

Project Updates

Diagram of Proposed Bus Stop Improvements

Recommendations for the Route 3/Holloway Street and Route 5/Fayetteville Street have been released. The draft recommendations include ideas for adding amenities at bus stops and improving sidewalks and crosswalks to get you to the bus stop safely. We would like to know what you think.

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Transit Areas and Corridors

What the project will do: recommend ways to make it easier to get to the bus stop, help riders feel more comfortable and secure waiting for the bus, and make improvements that will help speed up GoDurham Route 5 to make sure riders get to their destinations on time.

Where: streets, sidewalks, and bus stops along GoDurham Route 5 on Fayetteville Street between Lakewood Avenue and Riddle Road.


Project Goal: develop design concepts for bus improvements along Fayetteville Street for a better overall bus experience on GoDurham Route 5. The bus improvements may include: sidewalks and crosswalks to improve bus stop access; bus stop shelters, benches, and lighting to help riders feel more comfortable and secure at the bus stop; and street improvements, such as changes to traffic signals, pavement markings, and signage to improve bus speed and reliability. 

Between 2021 and 2022, the project team will:

Planning Phase
  • Review existing bus stop access conditions along GoDurham Route 5 (paths to bus stops, sidewalks, crosswalks, and traffic signals)
  • Review existing bus speed and reliability conditions (e.g., average speed the bus travels throughout the bus route; how often the bus arrives on time)
  • Identify sidewalk gaps and hazards that make it difficult to access bus stops, and conditions that slow the bus down and make it difficult for the bus to arrive on time
  • Develop an equitable approach for evaluating and prioritizing bus improvements along Fayetteville Street
  • Evaluate and prioritize locations for bus improvements based on input from the community
  • Recommend locations for bus improvements, outlined in a “Draft Fayetteville Street Corridor Bus Improvements” report
  • Finalize locations for bus improvements based on input from the community, summarized in a “Final Fayetteville Street Corridor Bus Improvements” report 
Design Phase
  • Develop conceptual designs for the bus improvements identified in the “Final Fayetteville Street Corridor Bus Improvements” report AVAILABLE NOW IN THE DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FAYETTEVILLE STREET TEC REPORT”


  • Buses that frequently travel along major roads to connect bus riders to popular destinations like their work, doctors, school, shopping, community services, and connect to other bus routes
  • Bus stops are easy to access and located conveniently to destinations
  • Bus stop improvements help riders feel safe and comfortable traveling to the bus stop and waiting for the bus
  • Bus priority improvements help buses arrive often and on time


The Durham County Transit Plan includes funding for bus and pedestrian infrastructure improvements within designated transit corridors. The Fayetteville Street Transit Corridor is served by GoDurham Route 5 and has the second highest ridership in the GoDurham system. Route 5 also is one of one of several high frequency routes in Durham, meaning it runs all day and serves stops every 15 minutes. 

Route 5 connects local neighborhoods to Downtown Durham, Southpoint Mall, and many popular businesses and community resources along Fayetteville Street.  Important destinations along this corridor include North Carolina Central University, Hillside High School,  Eagle Village Shopping Center, Phoenix Crossing Shopping Center, Lincoln Community Health Center, WD Hill Recreation Center, and the Hayti Heritage Center. 

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