Free Weekend Parking for the Holiday Season
Shop and eat locally this holiday season in downtown Chapel Hill! The Town of Chapel Hill's parking specials begin on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 23) and continue through the weekend including Small Business Saturday (Nov. 25) with free public parking downtown.
UPDATE: Ridge Road Closures Begin Thursday
Update 8/3/2016 4 p.m. - Due to delays in the project, the detour shift that was scheduled to take place last weekend will take place Thursday, Aug. 4. Ridge Road from Manning Drive to the Ram's Head Parking Deck will be reopened; Ridge Road from the parking deck to the crosswalk at Boshamer Stadium will be closed. Access to Ridge Road from Stadium Drive will be cut off during this work. Please see below for more details.
Road closures for the reconstruction and repaving of Ridge Road will begin Thursday, July 28, and continue through August 11.
The first closure will begin Thursday, July 28, from Manning Drive to the entrance of the Ram’s Head Parking Deck. Access to the parking deck will be maintained throughout this project. Detour signs will be in place. This closure is scheduled to last until Friday, July 29 (now until 6 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 4).
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On Thursday, July 28, the main entrance to the Ram’s Head Parking Deck will be closed from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Friday, July 29. Signs will direct traffic how to enter and exit the deck.
Ridge Road will be close from the north side of the parking deck's entrance to the crosswalk at Boshamer Stadium beginning Monday, August 1 (now Thursday, Aug. 4). Access to the parking deck will be maintained throughout this project. Detour signs will be in place. This closure is scheduled to last until Thursday, August 4 (now Friday, Aug. 5).
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Work will continue on Ridge Road through August 11, including paving and placing temporary road markings (a center line, parking spaces and crosswalks). Lane reductions will be necessary and flaggers will be in place to direct traffic. Permanent markings will be placed at a later date to be determined.
Please obey all speed limits and rules of the road when traveling on the detour routes. These routes may be unfamiliar to you; you may see higher traffic from people who walk and people who bike as well as cars backing up from on-street parking.
People who walk may be diverted from sidewalks along the portions of Ridge Road where heavy machinery are working. Alternate walking routes are available in these areas. We appreciate your patience during this time of inconvenience.
Transit delays may occur during this project along the A, CCX, DX, NU, RU and U routes. For more information, visit chtransit.org.
The project began with the replacement of the curb/gutter and ADA sidewalk enhancements on Ridge Road from Manning Drive to the Ram’s Head Parking Deck. When the pavement is replaced, sharrow markings for bicycles and new crosswalks will be added.
Summer 2016 Road Work Information
Are you looking for more information about this summer’s construction projects affecting traffic? Visit townofchapelhill.org/roadwork.
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