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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

Homestead Aquatic Center Closure

Post Date:01/06/2017 3:19 PM

UPDATE: Repairs to the Homestead Aquatic Center pool will take one week longer than initial estimates. With the remaining repairs, water replacement, treating and heating, the facility is scheduled to open in mid-February.

Previously released: The Town of Chapel Hill’s Homestead Aquatic Center, 300 Aquatic Drive, will close on Tuesday, Jan. 17, for facility maintenance, that may require the closure for only a couple of days – or, for up to two to three weeks.

We regret the inconvenience to our swimmers, and will provide a schedule update as soon as possible.

Here’s where to swim during the closure:

Chapel Hill Community Center Pool, 120 S. Estes Drive, will be open from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday; 7 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Saturday; and 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday. These are expanded hours to accommodate swimmers.

In the spirit of partnership in the local aquatics community, during the shutdown, Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation pool pass holders will be allowed to use the swimming pools at the following locations (Pass holders will need to show their pool pass or fob and will be asked to fill out a guest form):

Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA, 980 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill
Check pool schedules at

UNC Campus Recreation Bowman Gray Memorial Pool, 300 South Road, Chapel Hill, NC
Check pool schedules at

Orange County Sportsplex, 101 Meadowlands Drive, Hillsborough
Check pool schedules at

Hollow Rock Racquet and Swim Club; 5100 Erwin Road, Durham
Hours available for Parks and Rec pass holders will be 10 a.m. to noon Monday to Friday; 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday

More information is available at

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