Plans are moving forward to create a new bicycle lane on Willard Street and public input is now needed to refine the proposed designs.
The City of Durham Transportation Department is planning to restripe Willard Street between Jackson Street and Blackwell Street to add a bicycle climbing lane, and is seeking public input from now until April 1, 2021 to refine the proposed restriping designs through an online survey and an interactive map.
The restriping project is set to begin later this spring in coordination with Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the American Tobacco District Waterline Replacement Project construction in 2021 and 2022.
Spring 2021 – Restriping after Phase 1 Completion of the American Tobacco District Waterline Replacement Project:
- Restripe Willard Street from Julian Carr Street to Jackson Street.
- Restripe Jackson Street to include bicycle sharrows to connect to the proposed bike lane on S. Duke Street.
Summer 2022 – Restriping after Phase 2 Completion of the American Tobacco District Waterline Replacement Project:
- Restripe Willard Street from Julian Carr Street to Blackwell Street to connect the American Tobacco Trail with the new Willard Street bicycle climbing lane.
To learn more about this restriping project, visit the project webpage or contact Transportation Planner Brian Taylor by email with any questions or requests for language translation assistance.
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