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WINTER WEATHER ALERT. Town facilities are open Friday. Chapel Hill Community Center and Aquatic Center open at 9 am, Community Center Pool temporarily closed due to water temp issue. Library open at 9 a.m. There will be no residential or commercial solid waste collection today. Storm Response Call Center at 919-969-5005 available 9 am - 5 pm Friday. Chapel Hill Transit buses start rolling at 10 am with schedule changes. More at townofchapelhill.org/news

SNOWPLOWWinter Storm Inga Update

Chapel Hill is cleaning up after Winter Storm Inga dumped nearly a foot of snow on the town. High-traffic roads have been cleared, but icy spots remain.

Town facilities are open Friday. Chapel Hill Public Library, Chapel Hill Community Center and Aquatic Center will open at 9 a.m. The Community Center pool is temporarily closed due to a water temperature issue. 

Chapel Hill Transit service will begin at 10 a.m. Some routes will be modified or not served due to road conditions.  

Storm response call center at 919-969-5005 will be available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. 

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Franklin Street Prepares to Welcome New Chapel Hillians

Post Date:08/10/2017 4:26 PM
PEOPLE WALKING ON FRANKLIN STREET

The Town of Chapel Hill is making minor fixes along both sides of the 100 block of East Franklin Street beginning this week in preparation of the incoming UNC students and their families.

The largest project will take place in front of Ms. Mong’s and Wells Fargo Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 14 and 15. The sidewalk in front of the businesses is being replaced to prevent future puddling when it rains.

Other maintenance will be performed along the 100 block of East Franklin Street through Thursday, Aug. 17. The maintenance includes work to remove tripping hazards and otherwise beautify our downtown.

Bike Rack/Fix-it Station
A contractor for the Town of Chapel Hill will install a bicycle-on-bus demonstration rack and separate bicycle fix-it station at 144 E. Franklin St. near the Bank of America ATM and University United Methodist Church. Installation is scheduled through Friday, Aug. 11, weather permitting.

Pocket Park near Chapel Hill Tire
A mini park was installed in front of Chapel Hill Tire at 502 W. Franklin St. – near the northwest corner of West Franklin and Roberson streets.

Activating the public space is an experiment led by the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership and the Town of Chapel Hill with assistance from Chapel Hill Tire.

The charming park – about 20 by 70 feet –includes seating, bike racks and seasonal planters. Three bike racks were installed in a corral in the street between the existing parking space and the curb; recycled tire planters create a visual barrier between the seating area and the street; and sets of curved benches fill the interior of the space. Summer campers from the Hargraves Center painted many of the tires for the park.

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