The Durham Chapel Hill Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (DCHC-MPO) is conducting a study of U.S. 70 West, from NC 119 in Mebane to U.S. 751 in Orange County. The Corridor Study (“the Study”) will provide recommendations for multimodal improvements along the transportation corridor.
A corridor study for a transportation corridor defines policies and actions that will guide how a corridor should be maintained or changed. This is a process that is community-led and relies on significant community involvement. This website will serve as the announcement board for events pertaining to the study and various activities the study will be undertaking.
The US 70 West Corridor has experienced and will continue to experience an explosion of residential and employment growth. Planning transportation use of the corridor moving forward will be integral to maintaining the community vision and character of the area, while celebrating growth and development.
The project team, made up of numerous stakeholders, will analyze the traffic volumes, planned use of land and planned developments in the area, environmental and cultural mainstays, engage the public, and potential multimodal enhancements for bike, bus, and pathways. At the end of the study, the recommendations will be provided for both near-term and long-term improvements to the corridor.
Knowing the area is peppered with numerous historic resources, parks, conservation areas, a wildlife corridor, and one of diverse public interest, the Study will holistically consider aesthetics, transportation, sustainability, land use, and economic opportunities.
Text-based Study Schedule
Understanding that US 70 West traverses numerous communities, this project has multiple important stakeholders. Some of the key project sponsors are denoted below: