Durham Debuts New Pavement Condition Map

Map Shows Most Recent Pavement Condition Rating of City-Maintained Streets

DURHAM, N.C. – Wondering how the pavement on your neighborhood street ranks? There’s now an online map for that.

The City of Durham Public Works Department has compiled a new map displaying the 2018 pavement condition index (PCI) rating of 780 miles of City-maintained streets. The map, now available on the City’s website, is searchable by street name. A report by the department summarizing the condition of Durham’s streets is also available on the City’s website

A PCI study is generally performed every four-to-five years to assess the condition of streets and develop pavement repair recommendations. The PCI ratings range from 0-100, with zero representing very poor pavement conditions and 100 being a newly paved street. These PCI ratings, in combination with other data, field investigations and engineering judgment, will now be used to develop the City’s annual asphalt maintenance program

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Durham Seeks Outreach Team Participants for New Comprehensive Plan

June 28 Deadline to Apply to Help Guide Equitable Engagement Process;

Nomination Forms Now Available Online and in Hard Copy in English and Spanish

DURHAM, N.C. – Do you care about the future of Durham? Do you want to make sure that community voices are heard in shaping Durham’s future development? An opportunity is now available to work with City-County staff to engage all parts of the Durham community in developing a new Comprehensive Plan.

A comprehensive plan is the broadest policy document a community can create. It is the one effort that links all the important aspects of a community—land use, housing, transportation, natural environment, etc.—in one policy document. As the Durham City-County Planning Department begins to update its 13-year-old plan, community and stakeholder involvement in this process will be critical and the department is forming a group to help engage all parts of the community on how to guide future growth and development in equitable, organized, efficient, and sustainable ways.

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Parks with Purpose East Durham Telegram June

Parks with Purpose is hosting The Academy for students between the ages of 8 to 16 years of age. This is a free half-day workshop and lunch is will be provided. Click here to learn more.

Playground Update: Lakeview Park

Durham Hosts E-Waste & Textile Recycling, Paper Shredding Event June 1

Free Event Open to All Durham Residents

DURHAM, N.C. – Durham residents looking for an easy way to recycle electronics (e-waste), old textiles and clothing as well as shred confidential documents should attend the City of Durham’s E-Waste, Textile Recycling, and Paper Shredding event next month.

The City’s Solid Waste Management Department is hosting this free event on Saturday, June 1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Northgate Mall, located at 1058 W. Club Blvd., in the former Sears Auto Center parking lot. Staff will be on hand to assist with unloading old electronics, paper, and textiles.

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Durham Hosts Bridging the Gap: Overcoming Barriers to Sustainable Business Growth

What:  Bridging the Gap: Overcoming Barriers to Sustainable Business Growth

Who:  City of Durham Equal Opportunity/Equity Assurance Department

When:  Thursday, May 30, 2019, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where:  City Hall Council Chambers, 101 City Hall Plaza, First Floor, Durham, N.C. 27701

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Community Health Assessment Surveys to Be Conducted May 29-June 1 and June 5-8

Volunteers will canvas Durham County neighborhoods for health information

Durham, NC - May 1, 2019 - Community volunteers will hit the pavement starting May 29, 2019, to assist the Durham County Department of Public Health (DCoDPH) and Partnership for a Healthy Durham (PHD) with the 2020 Community Health Assessment. Conducted every three years, the assessment identifies community assets, needs and health priorities in Durham County.

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The Racial Equity Institute Presents “A Groundwater Approach to Racial Equity”

Sponsored by Durham County

Register hereIf you are registering multiple people at once, please fill out separate registrations so that we have contact information for each participant. This is a free event but registration is required and will close when full.  Please feel free to share this email with your networks. 

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DCo Board of Elections to conduct educational seminars on Voter ID requirement

The Durham County Board of Elections will be holding educational seminars about voter photo ID requirements that begin in 2020. The six sessions will be held at various spots between May & August. All are invited to these free seminars. English and Spanish sessions will be held. The community is invited to attend the following seminars:

  • North Regional Library – May 30th (6 – 8 p.m.)
  • South Regional Library – June 20th (6 – 8 p.m.)
  • East Regional Library – July 18th (6 – 8 p.m.)
  • Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship – August 22nd (6 – 8 p.m.)

 The following events will be presented in Spanish:

 Durham County Health and Human Services Building – July 23rd (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

  • Durham County Health and Human Services Building – July 23rd (4 p.m. – 6 p.m.)

 More information can be found here: https://www.dconc.gov/Home/Components/News/News/6107

 

The Draft Fiscal Year 2020 Durham and Orange County Work Plans are now available!

The Draft Fiscal Year 2020 Durham and Orange County Work Plans are now available for comment through May 30, 2019. These fiscal year 2020 draft work plans are derived from the multi-county transit plans. The fiscal year runs from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

This process budgets funding for next fiscal year in accordance with the multi-year County Transit Plans. Durham and Orange counties are committed to improving transit in the Triangle and community voice is essential to this success.

Would you like to provide comments on this year's work plans? You can find the plans here and submit your comments in the following ways: 

  • Online: Submit comments here
  • Email: aaron.cain@durhamnc.gov
  • Mail: City of Durham Department of Transportation, Attn: Aaron Cain, 101 City Hall Plaza, Durham, NC 27701

Via a Community Group: Community organizations can also submit comments in the form of a letter on behalf of their organization