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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

West Rosemary Street to Close: Columbia Street to Church Street

Post Date:07/13/2017 4:06 PM
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West Rosemary Street from Columbia to Church streets will be closed to through traffic from 9 a.m. Friday, July 14, through the afternoon of Saturday, July 15.

The contractor for the AC Hotel project will be deconstructing and removing the crane that has been in place since November. This work requires equipment to completely block West Rosemary Street.

Residents and employees of businesses at 140 West will be able to access the parking deck via Rosemary Street (if traveling from the east) or via Church Street, Short Street, Pritchard Avenue and Rosemary Street (if traveling from the west). Traffic wishing to access West Rosemary Street beyond the AC Hotel site may do so via Church Street. (See detour map.)

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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

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