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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

Long-Term Road Closure: South Road near UNC Student Stores

Post Date:05/10/2017 4:24 PM
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Update: This project is being performed by contractors for UNC-Chapel Hill, not the NC Department of Transportation.

Previously released: The NC Department of Transportation will close South Road to through traffic for utility repairs between Raleigh Street and Stadium Drive beginning May 15. The road is scheduled to reopen August 4, weather permitting.

Chapel Hill Transit will implement detours on the A, CCX, DX, FCX, FG, G, S, U and V routes on campus. Route detour information can be found at townofchapelhill.org/Home/Components/News/News/11067.

A detour map for motor-vehicle traffic is available at move.unc.edu/files/2017/05/southroad_car_detour.pdf; a detour map for people who use alternate forms of transportation is available at move.unc.edu/files/2017/05/southroad_bus_pedestrian.pdf.

For additional detour and project information, visit move.unc.edu/news/2017/05/05/south-road-closure.

Looking for more Traffic News?
Visit townofchapelhill.org/traffic. Did you know that traffic advisories may be sent directly to your email? Visit townofchapelhill.org/signup to sign up and check the box "Traffic Advisories." For assistance, contact us at info@townofchapelhill.org.

Do you walk, bike, run and wheel around Chapel Hill? The Town of Chapel Hill is busy with projects to improve your travel safety and convenience – including sidewalks, streets, trails and greenways, traffic calming and more. For more information, visit townofchapelhill.org/gettingaround. And, for a weekly digest of all Town news, sign up for Chapel Hill eNews at townofchapelhill.org/signup or by sending a request to info@townofchapelhill.org.

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