News from Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization Regarding An Amendment to the Comprehensive Transportation Plan

If you’re interested in the future highway, bicycle, multiuse paths, and transit projects for our region, you can give us your feedback by May 25 on a proposed amendment to the long-range transportation plan.  

The Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (DCHC MPO) is now seeking public feedback on a proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP).  The CTP identifies future highway, transit, rail, bicycle, pedestrian and other transportation projects for this region over the next 30 years, and beyond. The DCHC MPO is amending the CTP to add a network of bicycle/pedestrian paths along major roadways, identify high capacity transit (such as bus rapid transit) along the region’s major travel corridors, ensure that the CTP supports local bicycle plans, and improve roadways in fast developing, rural areas.

Residents and other stakeholders are asked to provide comments by reviewing the proposed Amendment #3 at the DCHC MPO website and provide comments directly by email by Tuesday, May 25. Residents and stakeholders may also directly address the DCHC MPO Board on Amendment #3 on Wednesday, May 12 beginning at 9 a.m. during their virtual board meeting.

Provide Feedback on the Proposed Amendment

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Fordham Boulevard Sidepath Site Meetings

On Monday, April 12, the Town of Chapel Hill hosted a virtual public information meeting to review the current plans and next steps for the development of the Fordham Boulevard Sidepath. At this meeting, project team members shared the construction plans, including the layout of the sidepath, landscaping, traffic calming mechanisms selected for Hickory Drive, and two intersections with Fordham Boulevard.

The public is invited to attend one of two site meetings scheduled with the Town of Chapel Hill’s Project Manager and other team members to review the Sidepath’s alignment.

Those interested in attending this site visit can meet on one of the following days/times; Wednesday, April 14, from 2-4 p.m. or on Thursday, April 15 from 4-6 p.m. Please access the meeting location on the Little Ridgefield Neighborhood side of Fordham Boulevard at the corner of Willow Drive and Fordham Boulevard.

For background information on the project see this web page. For more info, contact project manager Marcia Purvis at or by phone at (919) 968-2750