Preliminary engineering activities for this project have been temporarily suspended.
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 reduce traffic congestion and provide accommodations for pedestrians, cyclists and buses.
N.C. 54 parallels I-40 and provides regional access to several large employment centers.
Corridor improvements being considered involve a variety of strategies such as roadway widening, intersection improvements, overpasses, and interchange upgrades.
This project is listed as Project U-5774 in the
N.C. Department of Transportation's State Transportation Improvement Program and is funded for $375 million.