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Durham is served by Interstates 40 and 85, and US routes 15, 501 and 70 along with several state routes.  "The Durham Freeway" generally refers to NC-147, which connects I-85 and 15/501 in northwest Durham to I-40 and Research Triangle Park in southeast Durham, by way of downtown.  If you wish to rent a car, car rental options at the RDU airport are plentiful and range from $20 to $50 per day, with whole-week rentals significantly discounted.
 
Durham is served by Interstates 40 and 85, and US routes 15, 501 and 70 along with several state routes.  "The Durham Freeway" generally refers to NC-147, which connects I-85 and 15/501 in northwest Durham to I-40 and Research Triangle Park in southeast Durham, by way of downtown.  If you wish to rent a car, car rental options at the RDU airport are plentiful and range from $20 to $50 per day, with whole-week rentals significantly discounted.
  
It should be mentioned that like Atlanta's infamous "Peachtree", Durham has a number of synonymous roadways, in some cases miles from each other. This can easily confuse visitors but with the advent of Google Maps, Waze and the like, it's not too hard to find your way around. When in doubt, ask a local!
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It should be mentioned that like Atlanta's infamous "Peachtree", Durham has a number of synonymous roadways, in some cases miles from each other. This can easily confuse visitors. The most notorious is '''Chapel Hill Rd/St/Blvd'''. The road goes from the city's Lakewood and West End neighborhoods to the Chapel Hill border via Shannon Plaza and the fringe of the South Square area. Mostly residential. The St acts as an arterial from downtown through West End, serving as a vibrant thoroughfare for the neighborhoods in between. "The Boulevard" as it is known in the neighborhoods surrounding it, courses from the foot of the Forest Hills neighborhood and bee-lines directly west to Chapel Hill, eventually becoming 15-501. Mainly commercial with lots of big-box retailers and chain restaurants. When in doubt, ask a local!
  
There are two toll roads just south of the city, connecting southern Triangle suburbs with Research Triangle Park and the Raleigh Durham International Airport. Signage is clear and plentiful to avoid accidentally entering these freeways.
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Parking is plentiful in Durham, even in the more populous areas. Be mindful of parking in residential zones in the city for extended periods without a permit.
 
 
Parking and traffic are major issues in booming Durham, especially downtown. Be mindful of parking in residential zones in the city for extended periods without a permit. Many downtown spaces require a pay-and-place receipt, purchased at a nearby machine that will require you to enter the vehicle's license plate number. Always consider Uber or Lyft to get around, as both services are inexpensive and convenient in the area.
 
 
 
Avoid downtown surface streets, the Durham Freeway (NC 147), US 15-501, US-70, I-40 and I-540 at rush hours; the traffic has quickly gone from bad to terrible. Outside of normal rush hours, you should be able to move about easily.  
 
  
 
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