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Triangle residents are invited to a public workshop in Chapel Hill Thursday evening that will help local leaders set priorities for guiding growth and controlling traffic along the clogged N.C. 54 / Interstate 40 corridor.
The NC 54 / I-40 Corridor Study workshop is scheduled for 5-8 p.m. at the Friday Center for Continuing Education, on N.C. 54 two miles west of I-40.
The corridor centers on the most heavily congested interchange west of Research Triangle Park, and it serves as a busy gateway linking Chapel Hill and southwest Durham.
Traffic counts have grown steadily, with about 47,000 cars a day on N.C. 54. Regional transit plans include a light-rail line along N.C. 54 and I-40, with several transit stops that would be focal points for residential and commercial development.
The workshop is the second of three scheduled for the NC 54 / I-40 Corridor Study. Citizens will be asked to comment on alternative scenarios for guiding growth and traffic over the next 25 years.