Winter Storm Inga Update
Chapel Hill is cleaning up after Winter Storm Inga dumped more than 6 inches of snow on the town. Public Works crews are focusing on clearing Town-maintained streets, bridges, overpasses and trouble spots. The NC Department of Transportation is focusing on the five major roads through Chapel Hill (Franklin Street, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard/Columbia Street, Fordham Boulevard, Manning Drive, and South Road/NC Highway 54).
Meeting cancelations: Wednesday's Chapel Hill Town Council regular business meeting is canceled. Wednesday's Chapel Hill Cultural Arts Commission meeting is canceled. The Meet the Author Tea scheduled for Thursday has been canceled and may be rescheduled for a later date.
Town facilities will be closed on Thursday. This includes Parks and Recreation facilities (including the Aquatics Center on Homestead Road), the Chapel Hill Public Library and other public-facing facilities.
Lane Closures: Franklin Street and Church Street
One westbound (toward downtown Chapel Hill) motor-vehicle lane and the sidewalk on East Franklin Street in front of the Sherwin Williams Paint Store (north of Estes Drive) will be closed daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Wednesday, May 3. A contractor will be working on the new Dunkin Donuts development project next to Sherwin Williams Paint.
One lane of Church Street between Caldwell and Brooks streets will be closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 21, for a sewer connection. A flagger will direct traffic, and two-way traffic will be maintained.
One westbound (toward Carrboro) lane of West Franklin Street will be closed in front of the Carolina Square development project (between Mallette and Columbia streets) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, through Thursday, April 27.
Delays to motor-vehicle traffic should be expected during these closures.
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