Winter Storm Inga Update
Chapel Hill is cleaning up after Winter Storm Inga dumped more than 6 inches of snow on the town. Public Works crews are focusing on clearing Town-maintained streets, bridges, overpasses and trouble spots. The NC Department of Transportation is focusing on the five major roads through Chapel Hill (Franklin Street, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard/Columbia Street, Fordham Boulevard, Manning Drive, and South Road/NC Highway 54).
Meeting cancelations: Wednesday's Chapel Hill Town Council regular business meeting is canceled. Wednesday's Chapel Hill Cultural Arts Commission meeting is canceled. The Meet the Author Tea scheduled for Thursday has been canceled and may be rescheduled for a later date.
Town facilities will be closed on Thursday. This includes Parks and Recreation facilities (including the Aquatics Center on Homestead Road), the Chapel Hill Public Library and other public-facing facilities.
Project Update: Chapel Hill Tire Mini Park
As part of the Town’s Downtown 2020 Work Plan, the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership and the Town of Chapel Hill are partnering with Chapel Hill Tire and the Hargraves Center to experiment with ideas to activate the public space in front of their location at 502 W. Franklin St. The result is the new Tire Mini Park open now.
The Tire Mini Park is an experiment to determine whether the amenities provided are used and the space activated. Three bike racks have been installed in a coral in the street between the existing parking space and the curb; sets of recycled tire planters create a visual barrier between the seating area and the street; and curved benches have been installed as well.
Users of the park are invited to submit their input to email@example.com.
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