Project to Pave 31-of-192 Unpaved Road Sections Begins This Month
Residents living on 31 sections of unpaved roads in Durham will soon enjoy smooth, newly paved streets thanks to a construction project kicking off later this month.
The City of Durham Public Works Department currently maintains 192 unpaved road sections, or 19 lane miles. In an effort to improve these unpaved roads, the department conducted a 2019 study to assess the condition of all unpaved road sections inside the city limits. Following the study, a 10-year expenditure plan was approved by the City Council, with this year’s project allocation of $1.5 million covering the first and second years of this 10-year plan to pave 31 unpaved road sections.
The City’s contractor is planning to start repair and asphalt paving of the following 31 sections of unpaved roads in mid-to-late March 2022, with an anticipated project end date in November 2022. Residents living on these sections should expect partial lane closures while paving is underway over the next few months.
- South Briggs Avenue from Angier Avenue to Crane Street
- South Briggs Avenue from Crane Street to Kate Street
- South Briggs Avenue from Kate Street to another section of Kate Street
- Kate Street from South Briggs Avenue to Bingham Street
- Kate Street from South Briggs Avenue to Grahtham Street
- Evergreen Street from Spruce Street to Ivy Street
- Evergreen Street from North Driver Street to Park Avenue
- Evergreen Street from Park Avenue to Alma Street
- Evergreen Street from Alma Street to North Guthrie Avenue
- Bunn Terrace from Holloway Street to Holloway Street
- Southgate Street from North Guthrie Avenue to North Briggs Avenue
- North Benjamine Street from East Main Street to the end of North Benjamine Street
- South Plum Street from East Pettigrew Street to Cartwright Street
- Scoggins Street from East Pettigrew Street to the end of Scoggins Street
- Crane Street from Bruce Street to South Briggs Avenue
- King Street from Angier Avenue to the end King Street
- Indiana St from East Pettigrew Street to the end of Indiana Street
- Duane Street from the end of this street to East Pettigrew Street
- Hursey Street from Sybil Drive to Lindley Drive
- Hursey Street from Lindley Drive to Lynn Road
- Cathy Drive from Phauff Court to Chandler Road
- Alcona Avenue from the end of this street to Ross Road
- Taft Street from Barnes Streets to the end of Taft St.
- Barnes Street from Taft Street to U.S. Hwy. 70 Service Road
- Fountain Street from Ross Road to the end of Fountain Street
- Fenimore Street from the end of Fenimore street to Chandler Road
- Locust Drive from the end of Locust Drive to Nantuckett Avenue
- Delano Street from the end of the current pavement at Delano Street to Hardee Street
- Bruce Street from Owen Street to Angier Avenue
- Bruce Street from Angier Avenue to Crane Street
- Post Avenue from the end of Post Avenue to Angier Avenue
Other construction improvements such as widening, extension of utilities, addressing drainage, or installation of curb-and-gutter are not included in this project. Paving of the additional 161 unpaved road sections will be dependent upon future additional funding being allocated to the City’s Public Works Department.
For more information, visit the City’s project webpage or contact AECOM Technical Services of North Carolina, Inc. Construction Project Manager Justin Myers at (919) 239-7189 or by email; or City of Durham Public Works Department Project Manager Bayan Alzubi at (919) 560-4326, ext. 30296 or by email.
About the City of Durham Public Works Department
The Public Works Department provides a wide range of services, including street maintenance, engineering design, development review and stormwater quality and infrastructure maintenance. The department plans and executes the City’s winter weather and natural disaster plans. The department ensures that the street infrastructure is safe and well maintained, which supports the quality of life and serves as a foundation of a healthy economy. As guided by the City’s Strategic Plan, Public Works serves as a steward to creating an innovative and high-performing organization and ensures that residents live in a connected, engaged, and diverse community.