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N.C. 54 Corridor Improvements

Project Overview & Purpose

The N.C. Department of Transportation is proposing improvements to N.C. 54 – from U.S. 15/501 in Chapel Hill to N.C. 55 in Durham – that would help reduce traffic congestion and provide accommodations for pedestrians, cyclists and transit – buses and light rail.

Safety would also be addressed as the critical crash rate along the corridor exceeds state average. The corridor varies from a six-lane section just south of I-40 to a two-lane section on the north side of the interstate.

N.C. 54 is considered to be of statewide importance and has regional significance because of its prominent role in serving residential, commercial and institutional communities in Chapel Hill and Durham.

Project Funding

This project is listed as Project U-5774 in the N.C. Department of Transportation's State Transportation Improvement Program and is funded for $295 million.


Toll-Free Project Hotline

(800) 233-6315

Robert Deaton

Project Development Engineer
Project Development - Eastern Region

1548 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1548

7/10/2018 10:18 AM

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