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Chatham residents invited to review NCDOT’s updated plan options for US 64

Posted Friday, April 10, 2009

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Pittsboro, NC - Chatham County residents have opportunities on April 27 and 28 to review and provide feedback on the proposed corridor plan for US 64 between US 1 in Cary and US 64 Business in Pittsboro. Long-term and short-term plans are proposed to guide development and improvements that would enhance traffic flow, safety, and pedestrian accessibility along the corridor.

The NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will host two community workshops in partnership with the towns of Cary, Apex, and Pittsboro as well as Chatham County, Wake County and the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO).

Residents can stop by either of the community workshops any time between 5 pm and 8 pm. The information at both workshops will be the same, so residents can choose either of these two options:

  • Monday, April 27, 2009, Apex High School, 1501 Laura Duncan Rd, Apex, NC 27502
  • Tuesday, April 28, 2009, Horton Middle School, 79 Horton Road, Pittsboro NC 27312
The first series of community workshops were held in May of 2008. The upcoming workshops will include a chance to review and comment on:
  • The recommended long-term plan, which upgrades the highway by converting some cross streets to interchanges or overpasses, further controlling access, and removing traffic signals from US 1 in Cary to US 64 Business in Pittsboro. The recommended plan is a combination of the alternatives presented at the first workshop in May 2008. Simulations illustrating the long-term recommendations will be shown.
  • The recommended short-term plan, which includes creation of a “superstreet” by restricting through traffic and left turns from cross streets, and constructing u-turns along corridor to facilitate these movements.
  • Recommended land use changes, developed to ensure compatibility between land uses and the envisioned transportation functions
Representatives from the project’s Study Team will be at the workshops to provide information, answer questions, and accept written comments regarding the planning study. Chatham County Planning Department staff serves on the Study Team and will be at the April 28th community workshop in Pittsboro.

Additional information on the study can be found at http://www.ncdot.org/~us64study or you can contact David Wasserman, P.E. by mail (1501 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1501), by phone at (919) 715-1273, by fax at (919) 715-2858 or by email at dswasserman@ncdot.gov .

NCDOT can provide Spanish language interpreters and auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate, but please contact Wasserman as early as possible to make these arrangements.

 
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