Corridor Studies

PUBLIC NOTICE:  The Morrisville Parkway Access Management Study (MPAMS) Draft Final report with final recommendations is now out for public comment from June 17, 2024 to July 16, 2024.  The Final Report and recommendations will be presented to the Town of Morrisville's Council on June 25th and the CAMPO Executive Board will be asked to endorse the study recommendations on August 17th, 2024.

Sometimes the MPO will focus attention on a single corridor in the transportation network in order to resolve issues dealing with all or a portion of that corridor. This level of analysis is typically performed on a major NC, U.S., or Interstate route of regional significance.

US 401 Corridor Study (2021-2023) 

UPDATE March 21, 2024: 
The CAMPO Executive Board officially endorsed the Final Recommendations and Final Report for the U.S. 401 Corridor Study on March 20, 2024. CAMPO staff are working to finalize the Final Report in order to post a clean version here on this webpage. It will be posted by the middle of April. Below are the materials shared with the Executive Board for their consideration. No changes were made by the members.

This study covered approximately 19 miles of the U.S. 401 Corridor from Banks Road in Wake County through the Town of Fuquay-Varina to the N.C. 210 and U.S. 421 intersection near the Town of Lillington in Harnett County; and about seven miles for the proposed U.S. 401 Bypass. This study built off of previous studies in the area. It focused on planning and design for the study area to determine the proposed ultimate cross-section and alignment of a Future U.S. 401 by developing a vision for the study area, analyzing short- and long-term solutions, and developing realistic, implementable and prioritized projects.

Morrisville Parkway Access Management Study (2023-2024) – This study, conducted in partnership with the Town of Morrisville, will review the roughly 2 mile segment of Morrisville Parkway from Chapel Hill Rd (NC 54) to Davis Dr. It will focus on finding strategic improvements along the corridor to enhance mobility and safety for vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians along this corridor. Throughout this process Morrisville and CAMPO look forward to engaging with the public and encourage comments to best understand the needs/concerns of those that live/work/play along the corridor.  The DRAFT Final Report with recommendations for the corridor is now available for Public Comment June 17 through July 16th, 2024.

Completed Corridor Studies

Commuter Corridors Study (2019) - Multi-modal commuter corridors in the region are increasingly congested even with major financial investments (TIP, MTP, Wake County Transit Plan projects) into the area’s transportation network. This technical study developed and recommended various land use and transportation planning scenarios and investments that offer multi-modal, high impact solutions to relieve or mitigate anticipated congestion.

U.S. 1 Corridor Study - The U.S. 1 Corridor Study was conducted as a joint effort among NCDOT, Capital Area MPO, Kerr-Tarr RPO, City of Raleigh, Towns of Wake Forest and Youngsville, Franklin and Wake Counties, and Triangle Transit (now GoTriangle) for the segment of U.S. 1 from I-540 in Raleigh to the northern intersection of U.S. 1/U.S. 1A (North Main Street) in Franklin County. The purpose of the study was to consider improvements to the facility to meet growing travel demand and to improve safety. More information on the U.S. 1 Corridor Study is available at the US 1 Council of Planning website, and additional background is also on the NCDOT US 1 project website.  The Phase I Report (2006) and Phase II Report (2012), both quite large, are available by sending a request to  There are also two Hot Spot studies along this part of the corridor, the 2014 update of Phases I and II and the Intersection & Interchange Feasibility Study at US 1A & Falls of Neuse.

NC 50 Corridor Study - The NC 50 Corridor Study was conducted as a joint effort among the Capital Area MPO, Wake and Granville Counties, City of Creedmoor, Town of Butner, Kerr-Tarr RPO, Triangle J Council of Governments, GoRaleigh, GoTriangle, Kerr Area Rural Transit System, and NCDOT.  In addition to the study, the Workbook is also available for the 14.5-mile segment of NC 50 between I-540 in Raleigh and NC 56 in Creedmoor that focused on improving mobility and safety along the corridor; preserving the residential and rural nature of the corridor while supporting regional economic development; and supporting activities to protect recreation, water quality and the environment in the Falls Lake Watershed.  The Existing Conditions along NC 50 are available as well.

NC 54 & More Corridor Study - The NC 54 and More Feasibility Study was conducted in 2016 as a joint effort among CAMPO, the Town of Cary, the Town of Morrisville, and Norfolk Southern, and NCDOT to investigate potential improvements to NC 54 from NC 540 / I‐540 in Morrisville to Northwest Maynard Road (Secondary Road [SR] 3073) in Cary, a distance of approximately 5.6 miles. This study was the initial step in the planning and design process and was not the product of exhaustive environmental or design investigations. The purpose was to describe recommended improvements and associated costs for planning and programming purposes, and to identify potential design and environmental issues to be considered during subsequent phases of project development.

NC 56 Corridor Study - The NC 56 Corridor Study was conducted in 2015 as a joint effort among the Town of Butner, City of Creedmoor, Granville County, CAMPO, Kerr-Tarr RPO, and North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) for a 4.5-mile segment of NC 56 from 33rd Street in Butner to Darden Drive in Creedmoor and is now complete. The goal of the study was to clarify the long-term vision for the corridor, while also identifying opportunities to address existing needs over a shorter timeframe. 

U.S. 64 Corridor Study - The U.S. 64 Corridor Study was conducted as a joint effort among NCDOT, Capital Area MPO, Town of Apex, Town of Cary, Town of Pittsboro, Wake County, and Chatham County for the segment of U.S. 64/U.S. 64 Business split on the east side of Pittsboro to the U.S. 1/U.S. 64 interchange in Cary. The goal of the study was to develop a master plan to preserve and enhance mobility and safety along U.S. 64, while balancing community access and interests. More information on the U.S. 64 Corridor Study is available in the U.S. 64 Corridor Study Report.

NC 98 Corridor Study - The NC 98 Corridor Study was a joint venture between the Capital Area MPO and the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro MPO.  The study looked at NC 98 from US 70 in Durham to US 401 in Franklin County. The goal of the study was to clarify the long-term vision for the corridor, while also identifying opportunities to address existing needs over a shorter time horizon. It commenced in the fall of 2016 and was completed in the fall of 2018.

Rolesville Main Street Corridor Study Report - The Rolesville Main Street Corridor Study was conducted in 2018 as a joint effort between the Capital Area MPO and the Town of Rolesville to help the community grow and reclaim its Main Street. The goal of the planning process was to provide a guide for future land use and transportation decisions along Main Street.

Western Boulevard Crossing Study - The Western Boulevard Multi-Modal Crossing Feasibility Study was conducted as a joint effort among the City of Raleigh, North Carolina State University, Wake County, NCDOT, Capital Area MPO, and other regional partner agencies.  The study focused on safety and mobility recommendations from Varsity Drive to Pullen Road with an emphasis on a definitive solution for a grade crossing for cyclists and pedestrians.