Fayetteville Street Corridor
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:
WHAT IS A BUS TRANSIT CORRIDOR?
- 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.
- Fayetteville Street-University Land Use Update
- 2020 North Carolina Central University Campus Master Plan
- Durham Access to Transit Plan