Roadway Resurfacing Projects in 2024

Improve mobility and connectivity for people who walk, bike, use transit, and drive. 

Contact Information: 
[email protected] 

Lead Department/Agency: Public Works (City-owned roads) and North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) (State-owned roads)

Participating Department: City of Durham Transportation

Design Contractors: Stantec, Brick & Story, and Just Cities Collective (State-owned roads); Kittelson and Three Oaks Engineering (City-owned roads) 

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Scroll down to see upcoming engagement events and sign up for updates!

Project Description

Resurfacing is an opportunity to restripe roadways to improve safety for people who walk, bike, use transit, and drive. Resurfacing occurs on State and City-owned and maintained roadways to improve and preserve pavement conditions. However, because this project uses roads that already exist, improvements are limited to changes to pavement paint markings. For example, you can improve or add bike lanes and crosswalks, but this project will not allow you to address needs beyond the width of the road, such as building a new sidewalk. 

Additionally, changes proposed by the City to State-owned roadways must adhere to NCDOT standards, so there may not be as many opportunities for improvements on these roadways.

PROJECT SCHEDULE

  • Project Kick-Off: November 2023
  • Engagement: December 2023 - May 2024
  • Anticipated Design Completion: May 2024 (NCDOT); July 2024 (City)
  • Anticipated Resurfacing Construction: May - November 2024

NOTE: The design and construction timeline is extended for Roxboro St. and Mangum St.  

Project Schedule Status

A design team - Stantec Engineering, Brick & Story, and Just Cities Collective - was hired by the City of Durham to conduct field investigation and traffic analysis, develop design plans, and hold engagement meetings with stakeholders for the State-owned & maintained roadways. They began data collection in November 2023 and currently are in the traffic analysis and engagement phase. 

A design team - Kittleson Engineering and Three Oaks Engineering - was hired by the City of Durham to conduct field investigation and traffic analysis, develop design plans, and hold engagement meetings with stakeholders for the City-owned & maintained roadways. They started data collection in January 2024.

More project-specific information can be found on the roadway webpage (coming soon).

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The picture above is an example of a roadway restriping on S Roxboro St. which included a buffered bicycle lane. 

Project Information

Maps, Design(s), Additional Documentation

Roadway maps, proposed project design(s), engagement materials, and additional roadway corridor-specific information can be found on the roadway webpage. 

Funding

This design project is City-funded through the Capital Improvements Program.  

Locations

STATE ROADWAYSFROMTO
Roxboro St. (US 15-501 Bus N)I-85 InterchangeLakewood Ave.
Mangum St. (US 15-501 Bus S)Markham Ave.Lakewood Ave. 
Liberty St. (SR 2266)Roxboro St. (US 15-501 Bus N) Dillard St. (SR 2267)
Dillard St. (SR 2267)East Main St. Holloway St. (NC 98)
University Dr. (US 15-501 Bus)Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd (US 15-501 Bus)East Forest Hills Blvd.
W Main StNinth St. N Buchanan Blvd.


CITY ROADWAYSFROMTO
Stadium Dr.Horton RdCarver St.
Oak Grove PkwyWake Forest Hwy (NC 98)Stallings Rd
Woodcroft PkwyFayetteville RdHope Valley Rd
Crown PkwyPage RdWinifred Rd
Elizabeth St.Holloway St.Dowd St.


Upcoming community engagementEngagement graphic with arrow to the left

The City will host public open houses and pop-up meetings for each corridor in winter and early spring 2024. Beginning in January, City staff will host public open houses and pop-up events to discuss pavement marking changes for each roadway. Planners and engineers will attend these events to explain the work, gather feedback, and answer questions.  

More information on additional dates, times, and locations for events will be added once confirmed.   

Interactive Comment Map

Submit State-owned roadway comments on this interactive web map.

NCDOT Road Survey 

Open Houses:

The public can drop in anytime during the scheduled open house events. A Spanish interpreter will be present at each event. Please contact [email protected] if other language assistance or accommodations are needed.  

Road FocusLocationDateTime
Main St. E.K. Powe Elementary School, media center (913 9th St.)Thursday, January 25, 20245:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Liberty St. and Dillard St. Durham Main Library, auditorium (300 N Roxboro St.)Thursday, February 1, 20245:30 PM to 7:00 PM
University Dr.Forest Hills Neighborhood Clubhouse (1639 University Dr.)Tuesday, February 6, 20245:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Liberty St. and Dillard St. GoDurham Transit Station, 2nd-floor conference room (409 Willard St.)Thursday, February 15, 20244:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Roxboro St. and Mangum St. Global Scholars Academy, gymnasium (311 Dowd St.)
Tuesday, March 12, 2024
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Oak Grove Pkwy.East Regional Library (211 Lick Creek Ln)Tuesday, March 19, 20245:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Elizabeth St.SEEDS, multipurpose room (706 Gilbert St.)Thursday, March 21, 20245:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Woodcroft PkwyWoodcroft Club, clubhouse (1203 W. Woodcroft Pwky)Wednesday, April 17, 20245:30 PM to 7:00 PM


Pop-Up Events:

The public can drop by anytime during the scheduled pop-up events. A Spanish interpreter will be present at the Compare Foods event and be accessible by phone at all other events. Please contact [email protected] if other language assistance or accommodations are needed.

Road FocusLocationDateTime
Main St.Perry St. and Broad St. & Broad St. and Main St.  Tuesday, January 30, 202412:00 PM to 4:00 PM 
Liberty St., Dillard St., University Dr.GoDurham Transit Station, transit rider waiting area (409 Willard St.)Monday, February 5, 202412:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Liberty St., Dillard St., University Dr.
Durham Farmers' Market (501 Foster St.)Saturday, February 17, 2024 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Roxboro St., Mangum St.Compare Foods (2000 Avondale Dr.)Sunday, February 18, 20241:00 PM to 4:00 PM 
Roxboro St., Mangum St.Earth Day Festival, Transportation Expo (Central Park, 501 Foster St.)Sunday, April 21, 20249:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Roxboro St., Mangum St.Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival (Rock Quarry Park, 701 Stadium Dr.)
Saturday, May 18, 20241:00 PM to 7:00 PM


Additional Items

Community members can also stay updated on this project by following the City of Durham Transportation Department on X/Twitter at @movesafedurham or by following any of the City of Durham’s official social media channels.