Those who frequently use Cornwallis and Carpenter-Fletcher roads should mark their calendars now to attend next week’s public information meeting about the City of Durham’s bicycle and pedestrian facilities study of these two major roadways.
The City of Durham is preparing functional design studies for bicycle and pedestrian facilities along Carpenter-Fletcher Road from Woodcroft Parkway to Alston Avenue as well as Cornwallis Road from South Roxboro Street to Chapel Hill Road.
A public information meeting to describe the design process and allow residents to provide input has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria at Rogers-Herr Middle School, located at 911 W. Cornwallis Road.
The City’s Public Works Department has hired Horvath Associates to prepare this study for the following four roadway corridors: Morreene Road from Erwin Road to Neal Road; Carpenter-Fletcher Road from Woodcroft Parkway to Alston Avenue; Cornwallis Road from South Roxboro Street to Chapel Hill Road; and Hillandale Road from I-85 to NC-147. Additional public information meetings are being planned for later this spring for the two other corridors in the study – Morreene Road from Erwin Road to Neal Road as well as Hillandale Road from I-85 to NC-147.
Both the DurhamWalks! Pedestrian Plan and the Durham Comprehensive Bicycle Transportation Plan call for pedestrian and bicycle improvements to these four corridors. This project does not include road widening to expand the traffic capacity of the corridors or the intersections within the corridors. This is a planning project only and no construction activity is currently associated with this study. The results of this study may result in recommendations for the construction of sidewalks and bicycle lanes.
For additional information about the functional design studies for bicycle and pedestrian facilities, click here or contact Lee Murphy, PE with Horvath Associates, at (919) 490-4990 or by email at Lee.Murphy@HorvathAssociates.com, or Michael M. Hughes, PE with the City’s Public Works Department, at (919) 560-4326, ext. 30266 or by email at Michael.Hughes@DurhamNC.gov.
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The City of Durham Public Works Department provides a wide range of services, including street maintenance, engineering design, development review and stormwater quality and infrastructure maintenance. The department also oversees street resurfacing and sidewalk projects. The department plans and executes the City’s winter weather and natural disaster plans. Public Works serves as a steward of the City’s physical assets and ensures that residents live in a safe, secure, and thriving community. For more information, click here.
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