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Posted on: January 30, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Durham Hosts East Main Street Re-Striping Plans Open House

map shows the re-striping area along E. Main St. in Durham

Open House February 12; Online Surveys in English and Spanish Now Available

DURHAM, N.C. – If you travel along East Main Street in Durham, you’ll want to mark your calendar now for an upcoming open house to learn more about the City of Durham’s plans for this roadway to better accommodate people who bike, walk, and ride the bus.

The City’s Transportation Department is planning to re-stripe East Main Street between North Elizabeth Street and South Alston Avenue, which will be done in coordination with a road re-surfacing project scheduled for spring 2020. The department is now collecting resident input on the planned re-striping, including the preferred design of bicycle lanes, on-street parking spaces and crosswalks, through an open house and an online survey.

The department’s open house is set for Wednesday, February 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Refiners’ Fire Community Church, located at 1003 E. Main St. Attendees will be able to review proposed re-striping designs for East Main Street, ask questions of Transportation staff, and provide input before the department completes the final design work.

For residents who cannot attend the open house, the proposed designs are now available for review on the East Main Street Re-Striping project website along with online surveys available in English and Spanish to collect feedback.

For additional information about the project, contact Transportation Planner Brian Taylor with the City’s Transportation Department at (919) 560-4366, ext. 36423 or by email.

Persons who require assistance to attend the open house should call (919) 560‐4197 or send an email no later than 48 hours before the event.

East Main Street Map

About the City of Durham Transportation Department

 The Transportation Department is responsible for a broad range of transportation services which includes traffic signs and signals, transportation planning, parking operations, street lighting, taxicab administration, and bicycle and pedestrian planning. The department also oversees GoDurham and GoDurham ACCESS and leads planning functions for the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (DCHC MPO), which is the regional organization that is responsible for planning and programming state and federal transportation projects in the urbanized areas of Durham, Orange, and Chatham counties. Guided by the City’s Strategic Plan, the department helps to strengthen the foundation, enhance the value, and improve the quality and sustainability of neighborhoods that are necessary for a strong and diverse community. For more information, follow the department on Twitter.

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