Travel Safety Initiatives
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.
Lane Closed: Willow Drive near Connor Drive
A contractor for the Town of Chapel Hill on Saturday, Aug. 19 will begin installing a sidewalk along the northwest side of Willow Drive (near University Place) from the Bank of American entrance to Connor Drive. This construction will complete the connection of sidewalk in the area, removing the need to cross Willow Drive. This project is being funded by voter-approved bond money.
Willow Drive will be reduced to a travel lane in either direction without a center turn lane. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of September, weather permitting.
The project will begin on Saturday, Aug. 19 with the removal of seven trees along the project site. Those trees are scheduled to be replaced this fall.
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