Road Diet Proposal:

The section of US 15-501 Business under consideration for a road diet is from University Drive to Chapel Hill Rd.  NCDOT is resurfacing this street this summer which is what provides the opportunity to restripe the street.

Currently a five lane street, Restriping under consideration is three lanes (one in each direction with a center turn lane) with bike lanes on both sides and some on street parking.

The road diet on this street is a recommendation of the Durham Bike Plan.

NCDOT needs a decision from the City by the end of May.

Changes to the City’s Special Event Process:

The City of Durham is modifying the process for permitting outdoor special events—block parties, festivals, road races, and others—on public property. Though Durham enjoys many successful events every year, the City recognizes that the current permitting process may not reflect best practices for supporting and reviewing special events.

A public discussion around the changes was held on May 12 at City Hall. Feedback from this discussion will be incorporated into a revised proposal for the City Council’s consideration this summer.