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.
Winter Storm Inga Update: 11:50 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19
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- Town facilities are open
- Chapel Hill Transit is operating on a modified schedule Friday. See below for details.
- Residential solid waste collection will resume normal schedules next week
- Commercial solid waste collection will be made up Saturday
- Yard waste collection, including leaf collection, is canceled this week
- Wednesday, Thursday and Friday curbside recycling routes—collected by Orange County Solid Waste—will be collected Friday and Saturday
- Watch out for falling snow and ice from trees and rooftops as melting continues
Do you have a question about snow cleanup? Start here: townofchapelhill.org/snow. If you can't find your answer, an information help line is available Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 919-969-5005.
Town of Chapel Hill Public Works crews have completed primary routes and are turning their attention to secondary routes. These routes are roads that don’t include dead ends, culs-de-sac, and gravel roads. As temperatures warm Friday, more progress will be made in addition to the salt and sand that was laid overnight.
You can view the progress to the Town's street network on the Adverse Weather Map at townofchapelhill.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=76694cc1b037404dbfcbcbd45d7a6b71. Please note this map is updated periodically throughout the day.
Beginning at 11 a.m., the following routes will operate: A (no detours) and T (will not serve Weaver Dairy, East Chapel Hill High and Carol Woods).
Beginning at 12 p.m., Chapel Hill Transit will operate the following routes as normal: CM, CW, D, F, G, J, N, RU, U and Senior Shuttle
The following routes will operate with these modifications:
- V route – No Meadowmont/Exchange, Southern Village neighborhood (route will serve from Southern Village park and ride to Friday Center park and ride)
Chapel Hill Transit will not operate services on the 420 (GoTriangle), B, CL, CCX, CPX, FCX, HS, HU, JFX routes and Senior Shuttle.
Detours will be removed and additional routes added as road conditions improve. Customers should expect schedule delays as vehicles will operate at reduced speeds. Customers should also check NextBus before heading to the bus stops.
The following park and ride lots will be served by Chapel Hill Transit: Eubanks, Jones Ferry, Southern Village and Friday Center. For more information on parking options, visit UNC Transportation at https://move.unc.edu/
Demand Response (EZ Rider) customers may experience delays as road conditions dictate the ability of operators to maneuver their vehicles on many area side streets and provide door-to-door service.
Chapel Hill Transit will continue to monitor weather conditions throughout the day and will provide later this afternoon, regarding additional routes.
State of Emergency
Orange County has declared a state of emergency for the entire county, including all its municipalities. A state of emergency is a procedure that allows emergency processes and funding to be put in place to allow immediate response to emergency situations. You can read more about these types of declarations at townofchapelhill.org/emergency.
Stay up to date with important information and links to resources at townofchapelhill.org/emergency. And, sign up to receive timely alerts from OC Alerts at member.everbridge.net/index/453003085611768#/signup.