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DCHC MPO Announces Public Comment Period for NC 54 West Corridor Study Report

The Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (DCHC MPO) is the regional transportation planning agency for Durham County and portions of Orange and Chatham counties. The NC 54 West Corridor Study is an in-depth study of the 20 mile stretch of NC 54 between Old Fayetteville Road in Carrboro and I-85 in Graham, with recommendations for accommodating future growth as well as safety and multi-modal accommodations. DCHC MPO, the Town of Graham, and the North Carolina Department of Transportation, as well as local government and regional transportation planning partners, have undertaken this study to develop opportunities and strategies to improve the roadway and support the communities alongside it.

The DCHC MPO Board has released the draft corridor study report for public comment. It is available for viewing at http://www.nc54west.com/pdf/NC 54 Final Draft Report (10012018).pdf. More information on the NC 54 West Corridor Study is available at http://www.nc54west.com/. A copy of the report is also available at the City of Durham Transportation Department, Durham City Hall, 101 City Hall Plaza, Durham, NC.

The public comment period is open until November 14, 2018. A public hearing on the draft report will be held at 9:00 am at the DCHC MPO Board meeting on November 14, 2018, at Durham City Hall, 101 City Hall Plaza, Durham, NC. Comments may be made at the public hearing or to Aaron Cain of DCHC MPO at aaron.cain@durhamnc.gov or by phone at (919) 560-4366 ext. 36443. Accommodations for persons with disabilities or in need of translation services for the public hearing can be made if requested at least 48 hours in advance.