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.
Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Public Meetings
GoTriangle is holding two drop-in meetings in Durham and Chapel Hill to check in and inform the public of project updates for the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project.
- The Durham meeting will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St., Durham, NC 27701.
- The Chapel Hill meeting with be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at Extraordinary Ventures, 200 S. Elliott Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.
The Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project is a 17.7-mile project that will provide over 26,000 trips per day to residents and commuters taking advantage of employment, healthcare and educational opportunities in Durham and Chapel Hill. The rail project will connect three of the top 10 employers in the state (Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC Health Care).
For more information on light rail and other transit projects, please visit ourtransitfuture.com