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Study Overview and Purpose

The goal of the U.S. 64 Corridor Study was to develop a master plan to preserve and enhance mobility and safety while balancing community access and interests along U.S. 64 from the U.S. 64/U.S. 64 Business split on the east side of Pittsboro to the U.S. 1/U.S. 64 interchange in Cary.

Completed in January 2011, the study serves as a guide for development and improvements along the corridor and was a joint effort between the N.C. Department of Transportation, Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, Town of Apex, Town of Cary, Town of Pittsboro, Wake County and Chatham County.

Study Highlights

The U.S. 64 Corridor Study master plan includes two distinct components, a short-term plan and a long-term plan:

  • The short-term plan consists of interim strategies to improve mobility, safety and pedestrian accessibility at major intersections.
  • The long-term plan consists of improvements needed to serve the anticipated amount of traffic in the year 2035 and later. It proposes to convert many of the major intersections to interchanges or overpasses.

Based on existing data and projections of how the corridor is expected to evolve, the study establishes a framework and collaborative process for land use and transportation decision-making along the corridor.

Numerous agencies and groups are responsible for overseeing elements of the corridor, including environmental agencies, NCDOT, counties and local municipalities. This study provides a comprehensive plan for the corridor that will provide the decision-makers with the tools to collaborate and make decisions that are consistent with the vision for the corridor.

The results of the study are meant to be flexible and allow for innovation and enhancement of the solutions in the event that the future trends change or better solutions are developed.

Corridor Study Report

The January 2011 Corridor Study Report for the U.S. 64 Corridor Study is a comprehensive document, which encompasses the activities, evaluations, comments, and recommendations developed as a part of the U.S. 64 Study, which was initiated in December 2007.

Due to the large file size of the report (93.6 MB), the document is divided into sections.

Title Page (1.3 MB)

Contact Information

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Resources for Local Property Owners

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.