Travel Safety Initiatives
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.
Traffic and Transit Impacts: Tar Heel 10 Miler
The 10th running of Endurance Magazine’s Tar Heel 10 Miler featuring the Fleet Feet Sports Four Mile Run will cause some impacts to traffic and Chapel Hill Transit on Saturday, April 22.
People who drive are advised to seek alternate routes to avoid delays between 6 and 10 a.m. The Chapel Hill Police Department will have officers stationed at various intersections to guide people who drive and ensure public safety. The following list highlights closures along the race course.
- Raleigh Road: 5-10 a.m. | Country Club Road to U.S. Highway 15-501
- Franklin Street: 7-9 a.m. | Estes Drive* to Graham Street
- *Local traffic only (residents) between Estes Drive and Park Place
- Hillsborough Street: 7:30-9 a.m. | Franklin Street to North Street
- North Street: 7:30-9 a.m. | Hillsborough Street to Boundary Street
- Boundary Street: 7:30-9 a.m. | North Street to Franklin Street
- East Rosemary Street: 7:30-9 a.m. | Hillsborough Street to Boundary Street
- Raleigh Street, Battle Lane & Boundary Street: 7:30-8:45 a.m.
- Gimghoul Road: 7:30-9:30 a.m.
- Greenwood Road: 8:15-9:45 a.m.
- Laurel Hill Road: 8:30-10 a.m.
The roadways will clear and normal traffic is expected to resume by 10 a.m. For more information, including a course map, visit tarheel10miler.com.
Chapel Hill Transit
The Chapel Hill Transit Saturday T and FG routes will be detoured on Saturday, April 22, due to the annual UNC Science Expo and the Tar Heel 10 Miler.
For detour information, visit townofchapelhill.org/Home/Components/News/News/10987/22.
For more information, contact Endurance Magazine’s Amy Charney at email@example.com or 877-293-6387.