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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

UNC-Duke Game Celebration

Post Date:02/09/2018 8:59 AM

Downtown areas of Franklin Street and Columbia Street were closed to traffic immediately following UNC’s win over the Duke Men’s basketball team (approximately 10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8).  The streets were reopened to traffic at 11:15 p.m. after being cleaned by Town crews. The peak crowd size for the celebration was approximately 7,500 people.

No arrests were made while the streets were closed and no one inside the closed area was treated by EMS.

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