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Street Closures and Parking Restrictions for Halloween on Franklin Street

Post Date:10/29/2018 12:15 PM

Traveling through downtown Chapel Hill will be difficult Wednesday evening as street closures will be in place in anticipation of a large crowd for Halloween on Franklin Street.

Due to expected crowd sizes, Town officials will close the street to regular traffic at 8 p.m.—or as crowd size dictates. Streets will reopen to normal traffic at 10:30 p.m.

Street closures will include:

  • Franklin Street from Church Street to Raleigh Street
  • Columbia Street from Rosemary Street to Cameron Avenue
  • South Road from Columbia Street to Raleigh Street
  • Cameron Avenue from Columbia Street to Raleigh Street
  • Skipper Bowles Drive
  • Williamson Drive

For the latest UNC-Chapel Hill public safety information on Halloween (street closures and parking restrictions) visit

There will be limited parking in downtown. Vehicles parked on streets to be closed will be towed beginning at 6 p.m.

Vehicles that are illegally parked will be ticketed and towed, with a minimum recovery cost of $140 plus the cost of the ticket.

There is no parking permitted along the 100 blocks of east and west Franklin Street and Henderson Street starting at 3:30 p.m. There will be limited public parking available on the east end of downtown in the evening.

For more information about Halloween on Franklin Street, visit

Media Contact: Ran Northam, community safety communications specialist, 919-969-4878 or


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