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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

Town In News 6/16/17

Post Date:06/16/2017 10:25 AM


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Chapel Hill Awards Top Honor to Two Employees (

Two Town of Chapel Hill employees have been awarded the town’s highest employee honor. Read more:


Chapel Hill council could take a look at contentious preschool plan (The Herald-Sun)

The Town Council’s decision Monday to consider more parking for a new preschool on Mt. Carmel Church Road is an opportunity to fix the problems that the project’s approval earlier this year may have created, Mayor Pam Hemminger said. Read more:


Council could add more money for housing to Chapel Hill budget (The Herald-Sun)

Additional money for affordable housing is expected in next year’s Chapel Hill $107.3 million budget, along with more money for transit and a $6 increase in the annual stormwater fee. Read more:


NC First Lady Announces Grants at Chapel Hill Public Library (

The First Lady of North Carolina announced statewide grants in Chapel Hill on Thursday. Read more:


Overnight Construction Closing Portion of Estes, Franklin Intersection (

A portion of a Chapel Hill roadway will be closed overnight for approximately the next two weeks in order for a pipeline to be relocated. Read more:


North Carolina libraries, including Chapel Hill Public Library, get millions to fund lifelong learning (The Herald-Sun)

North Carolina first lady Kristin Cooper shook hands with some of the state’s youngest residents Thursday after delivering the news that the Chapel Hill Public Library would get nearly $120,000 in federal grant money. Read more:


UNC state libraries awarded federal grants (The Daily Tar Heel)

Kristin Cooper, the first lady of NC, announced June 8 that the Chapel Hill Public Library and UNC are Library Services and Technology Act grant awardees, along with 37 others. Read more:




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