Welcome to the NC 54 Corridor Study Website. The purpose of this study is to better understand how the NC 54 corridor is utilized and document the unique resources along this historic route.

Study Report Update

Phase 1 Draft Report Available  NEW

 Phase 1 Draft Report (Adobe PDF, 23.0MB)

Phase 2 News: The Consultant Team is currently completing Phase 2 of the project that is looking at travel patterns on the western side of the corridor near Carrboro.

 Phase 2 Memo Available  NEW (Adobe PDF, 3.0MB)

Community Meetings Update

 Community Meeting October 24th  NEW

Join the next Community Meeting on October 24th at the Town of Carrboro, Town Hall, Room 109, from 6PM to 8PM. The meeting will include a presentation at 6:45PM on a new analysis of travel patterns on NC 54 near Carrboro as well as summarize the NC 54 West Corridor Study. More meeting info »

The project team will use this website, and other tools, to engage with residents and commuters along the corridor. Please share your comments or questions with us and help us identify what locations make this corridor unique or challenging.

Study Overview

The NC 54 Corridor Study is an in-depth review of the 20+ mile stretch of NC 54 between Old Fayetteville Road in Carrboro and I-85 in Graham. This regionally significant roadway helps 6,000 to 15,000 vehicles per day reach work, schools, and stores, so local governments are interested in opportunities and strategies to improve the roadway and support the communities alongside it.  Learn more »

Study Objective

The goal of this study is to develop a long-term vision for this corridor, including the NC 54 roadway itself and the surrounding communities. This vision is comprehensive, as it will address preservation of the area's character, economic opportunity and vitality, environmental sensitivity, and transportation improvements for all users (drivers, freight, pedestrians, bicyclists, etc.).  Learn more »

Study News

 Community Meeting October 24th

View meeting details »

 Phase 1 Draft Report Posted

View the draft report (PDF, 23.0MB) »

 Phase 2 Memo Available

View the Phase 2 memo (PDF, 3.0MB) »

 Community Meeting #2 Summary Posted

View the summary (PDF, 1.1MB) »

 Study Newsletter #2 Posted

View the study newsletter (PDF, 1.3MB) »

Your involvement is important to the success of this study!

Learn how to get involved with the corridor study »