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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

News Release from OWASA

Sewer Repair on Prestwick Road will involve night work Wednesday

Post Date:09/13/2017 9:56 AM

A contractor for the Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA) for the sewer repair on Prestwick Road will work Wednesday night, Sept. 13, until around 5 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 14. Work will occur at the end of Prestwick Road near the Glenwood Elementary School entrance. No changes in the traffic lanes are anticipated.

Nearby residents and businesses will notice noise from heavy machinery, engines and vehicles.

There will also be a boiler at the work site and citizens may notice steam and ammonia-like odors.

We ask for your patience and understanding as we work to complete the repair, which will help prevent wastewater overflows.

OWASA's contractor's normal work hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. 

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Simon Lobdell at smlobdell@owasa.org or 919-537-4247.

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