mlk_bodyTravel 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.

Chapel Hill Police Travel-Safety Initiatives

Enhanced Efforts to Improve Safety on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

Town In News 9/14/17

Post Date:09/14/2017 3:06 PM

Town in News – TIN Report – is a sampling of news media coverage about the Town of Chapel Hill compiled by the Communications and Public Affairs Department. This listing includes articles and columns that are available on the web, and may not necessarily contain all stories in the print edition of the papers or on televised broadcasts.

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Several construction projects bring changes to Chapel Hill (The Daily Tar Heel)

Downtown Chapel Hill will get a new hotel this fall — along with a newly refurbished Porthole Alley, now a pedestrian-only walkway. A grocery store is slated to begin construction in 2018 and streets all over town are being repaved. Read more:


GoTriangle goes green: Electric buses could be in NC's future (The Daily Tar Heel)

Low-emission electric buses could be coming to North Carolina. GoTriangle is applying for a regional grant that would allow for the company and its partners to receive funding for electric buses. Read more:


Wegmans grocery store goes to hearing in Chapel Hill Town Hall on Wednesday night (The Herald-Sun)

You’ll have more opportunities to shop in town if a Wegmans grocery store is approved next month for U.S. 15-501. Read more:


Chapel Hill and Carrboro remember 9/11 (The Daily Tar Heel)

Sixteen years after the events of Sept. 11, 2001, Chapel Hill and Carrboro held local events in remembrance of 9/11. Read more:


Events Held Across Chapel Hill Remembering 9-11 Anniversary (

Remembrance events were held across our community on Monday to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the terror attacks on September 11, 2001. Read more:


Timeline Established for Orange County Early Voting (

The Orange County Board of Elections has laid out a timeline for this year’s municipal elections. Read more:


Chapel Hill Ranked Among “Best American Foodie Towns” (

Living in the Chapel Hill – and Carrboro – area means easy access to find food and drink across a wide spectrum of tastes and price points. Read more:


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