Help Redesign South Churton Street

South Churton Street Multimodal Corridor Study is underway

Thursday, May 25, 2023
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South Churton Street

Traffic backups and a lack of bike and pedestrian connectivity on South Churton Street are known problems. The community has an opportunity to help shape the solution by giving input during a new design study. Complete a survey and attend public meetings to help shape the redesign.

With help from consultants, the town is studying South Churton Street from the Eno River to Interstate 40 to create a quality redesign to inform future improvements. The goal is to meet North Carolina Department of Transportation requirements, enhance safety, improve traffic flow, present a beautiful entryway into town, and benefit the entire community.

The town has contracted with Stantec Consulting Services and Alta Planning and Design to lead the Churton Street Multimodal Corridor Study. Both firms have extensive experience in urban design, transportation engineering, and multimodal corridor planning.


The State Transportation Improvement Program includes a project to widen South Churton Street from Interstate 40 to the Eno River for the purpose of relieving traffic congestion and providing north-south pedestrian and bicycle connectivity. The construction project is tentatively scheduled for Fiscal Year 2031.

In 2019, NCDOT developed concepts for the widening project, but no preferred alternative or cross section was designated by the town at that time.

Serving as the primary entrance into town from interstates 40 and 85, South Churton Street is one of the more heavily traveled roads in Hillsborough. It carries between 20,000 and 25,000 annual average daily trips, many of which are generated by commuters from beyond the town limits.

See the town’s project page for more information.

Complete a Survey

Your input is needed to help shape the future of South Churton Street. Take the community survey in English or Spanish. Those with businesses located along South Churton Street will be contacted directly and asked to complete a separate business survey. Contact Public Space and Sustainability Manager Stephanie Trueblood by email or at 919-296-9600 to learn more about the business survey.

Upcoming meetings

The consultants will introduce the study and host a public discussion encouraging input and feedback from attendees at two upcoming appointed board meetings. Please note these on your calendar and plan to attend.

  • 6:30 p.m. June 15 — Planning Board Meeting, Town Hall Annex, 105 E. Corbin St.
  • 7 p.m. June 20 — Parks and Recreation Board Meeting, Town Hall Annex, 105 E. Corbin St.

Other Engagement Opportunities

Stakeholders such as business and property owners, residents in the South Churton Street corridor vicinity, and transportation and transit partners will be invited to focus groups over the summer and fall.

In the fall, the community at large will be invited to a multiday design workshop. Subscribe to town news releases to stay informed.