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.
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Service Schedule
Most municipal offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 15, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
RESIDENTIAL REFUSE COLLECTION: No trash collection Jan. 15. Monday routes will be collected Wednesday, Jan. 17.
CURBSIDE RECYCLING: No change in schedule.
COMMERCIAL REFUSE COLLECTION: No trash collection Monday, Jan. 15. Monday’s trash will be collected by the end of the week.
ORANGE COUNTY LANDFILL will be closed Jan. 14-15.
SOLID WASTE CONVENIENCE CENTERS will be closed.
CHAPEL HILL TRANSIT will operate on a Saturday schedule on Jan. 15. The CM, CW, D, FG, JN, T and V routes will operate. The U, NU, 420 Hillsborough Express and Safe Rides will not operate. EZ Rider will operate from 8:15 a.m.-6:52 p.m. Transit offices will be closed. For schedule information, call 919-485-7433.
During the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Rally and March, Chapel Hill Transit routes will be detoured from around 9-10 a.m on Franklin Street as follows:
CW route - detoured along Cameron Avenue and Merritt Mill Road
D route - detoured along Hillsborough Street and Rosemary Street
FG route - detoured along Cameron Avenue and Pittsboro Street
Expect schedule delays during this time.
HOUSING: Office and Maintenance Division will be closed. For emergency maintenance services, call 919-968-2855.
CHAPEL HILL PUBLIC LIBRARY will be open from 1 to 5 p.m.
PARKING SERVICES: The Parking office will be closed. No municipal parking enforcement.
PARKS AND RECREATION: The Plant Road office will be closed. Call facilities for schedules: Chapel Hill Community Center (919-968-2790); Hargraves Recreation Center (919-968-2794); Homestead Aquatics Center (919-968-2799); The Corner Teen Center (919-968-2841).For more information on Town Holidays, visit www.townofchapelhill.org/holiday.