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We want everyone to travel safely in Chapel Hill. The Police Department and area partners will continue speed enforcement and Watch for Me N.C. initiatives throughout the month of February. These initiatives are an effort to continue to preserve and enhance a safe community in which to travel, whether on two wheels, four wheels, two feet, or other methods.

Watch For Me N.C. is a statewide safety initiative designed to improve relationships on roads between people who drive, people who walk, people who roll and people who bike. People may receive helpful information, warnings, and in some cases, tickets for violations during these initiatives.

The Chapel Hill Police Department is taking additional steps to encourage safety among all travelers of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and throughout the community. You may notice an enhanced police presence along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The Watch For Me N.C. travel-safety initiative scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 27, is being moved from South Columbia Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. You will also notice temporary digital signs along the road to encourage safe-travel behaviors.

Chapel Hill Police Travel-Safety Initiatives

Enhanced Efforts to Improve Safety on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Schedule

Post Date:01/04/2017 9:19 AM
PHOTO Martin Luther King Jr.

Most municipal offices will be closed Monday, Jan 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

RESIDENTIAL REFUSE COLLECTION: There will be no trash collection Monday. Monday routes will be collected on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Tuesday trash collection and yard waste collection will not be affected.

CURBSIDE RECYCLING: There will be no change in schedule.

COMMERCIAL REFUSE COLLECTION: There will be no change in schedule.

ORANGE COUNTY LANDFILL will be open 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 14, closed Jan. 15-16, and open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17.


CHAPEL HILL TRANSIT will operate on a Saturday schedule. The following Saturday routes will operate: CM, CW, D, FG, JN and T. The Hillsborough Express 420 route and weekend U and NU routes will not operate. EZ Rider will operate from 8:15 a.m.-6:52 p.m. Tar Heel Express will begin at 5:30 p.m. for the North Carolina versus Syracuse men’s basketball game. Transit offices will be closed. For schedule information, call 919-485-RIDE (7433).

HOUSING: Office and Maintenance Division will be closed. For emergency maintenance services, call 919-968-2855.

CHAPEL HILL PUBLIC LIBRARY will be open 1 to 5 p.m.

PARKING SERVICES: The Parking office will be closed. On-street parking meters will be free.

PARKS AND RECREATION: The Plant Road office will be closed. Call facilities for schedules: Chapel Hill Community Center (919-968-2790); Hargraves Recreation Center (919-968-2794); Homestead Aquatics Center (919-968-2799); The Corner Teen Center (919-968-2841).

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