Project Highlights

The proposed typical section for this project includes four 11-foot lanes with a 23-foot median from Woodcroft Parkway to Barbee Road (S.R. 1106), a 5-foot sidewalk on the west side and a 10-foot multi-use path on the east side of Fayetteville Road.

Project History

According to the Durham Comprehensive Plan (2017), the proposed project is in an area that is expected to accommodate a large proportion of Durham’s growth through greenfield development, infill, and redevelopment and consists of land for low- to medium-density residential development, employment centers, and commercial and industrial activity. To accommodate this future growth and subsequent increased traffic volumes, the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Comprehensive Transportation Plan (2017) recommended widening Fayetteville Road to a four-lane divided road with sidewalks, bicycle lanes, and bus facilities. This is consistent with the Connect 2045 and The Metropolitan Transportation Plan (2018) as well. Traffic along the corridor also experiences higher-than-average crash rates. Therefore, this corridor was identified in the 2018-2027 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) as an area needing improvements.


Public Involvement

NCDOT began the planning and design of Project U-6021 in 2018. An open-house public meeting was held on December 6, 2018 to present background information and an initial concept design for this project.

Based on comments received following the public meeting, the NCDOT project team, in cooperation with the City of Durham, proposes to make the following changes to the project:

  • The design at the unsignalized intersections (Obie Drive, Hemmingwood Drive, Ebon Road, and Pearson Drive/Wortley Drive) is now proposed to restrict left turns out of the side streets. Left-turns from these unsignalized side streets onto Fayetteville Road will be accommodated with a U-turn at the adjacent signalized intersection.

  • The Hemmingwood Drive, Obie Drive, and Ebon Road intersections also have been modified to accommodate passenger vehicle U-turns, and the Ebon Road U-turn bulb will be large enough to accommodate delivery trucks.

  • The project now proposes a 5-foot sidewalk on the west side of Fayetteville Road and a 10-foot multi-use path on the east side of Fayetteville Road rather than the sidewalks and bike lanes on both sides as previously proposed at the public meeting.

  • Sidewalk and bike lane accommodations are proposed on Pearson Drive, Juliette Drive, and Cook Road to connect the existing American Tobacco Trail with the proposed improvements on Fayetteville Road.

  • Bus curbside pull-outs and stop improvements are being considered in coordination with GoDurham.

Proposed Typical Section      


Project Timeline



Public Meeting #1

December 2018

Public Meeting #2

Spring 2020

Environmental Document

March 2031

Right-of-Way Acquisition Begins

October 2032

Construction Begins

Spring 2040

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change

Project Funding

This project is listed as Project U-6021 in the N.C. Department of Transportation’s State Transportation Improvement Program and is funded for $20 million.


Estimated Amount*

Project Development & Design


Right of Way Acquisition 




Total Cost


* Estimated costs are subject to change

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Any additional comments may be submitted via:

phone or U.S. Mail to the Project Manager listed at the bottom of this page

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or at any meeting

All comments received carry equal weight, regardless of submission method. 

All comments will be reviewed and suggestions/recommendations incorporated into designs where feasible. 

Project Contact Information

Robert Boot

NCDOT Project Contact

(919) 431-5276

1616 East Millbrook Road, Suite 160

Raleigh, NC 27609-6899



Although the N.C. Department of Transportation works to minimize the number of homes and businesses displaced by a road project, it is inevitable, in many cases, that a certain amount of private property is needed. The following information explains right of way acquisition and answers questions about the process.  

Right-of-Way Brochure Single Page Layout      Folleto del Proceso de Adquisición de Bienes Raíces
Right-of-Way Frequently Asked Questions

Right of way Acquisition Process Videos

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