HDR to lead final design for Go Triangle’s Durham-Orange light rail project

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A map of the 17.7-mile Durham-Orange light rail corridor.
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DURHAM, N.C. — Architecture and engineering firm HDR Inc., will be responsible for the final design of the $2.5 billion Durham-Orange light rail project in North Carolina, the firm recently announced.

The team will design the 17.7-mile rail system spanning from University of North Carolina hospitals in Chapel Hill east to popular areas of Durham. The route alignment will include areas of Duke University, the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and North Carolina Central University.

The alignment will span 16 bridges. HDR’s team will design all of the bridges and will lead engineering and architecture for infrastructure along the entire route, which includes 18 stations, a maintenance facility, and a parking garage.

In addition to final design, HDR’s team will also take the lead on track design, traffic management, utility relocation, site planning, and roadway design.

Current plans indicate the Durham-Orange light rail line will open for service in 2028.

See the news release online.

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