No Right on Red at 16 Chapel Hill Intersections

Post Date:10/04/2019 9:51 AM

A right turn on a red signal will no longer be permitted at 16 Chapel Hill intersections as of Oct. 31, 2019. The Chapel Hill Town Council approved an ordinance Wednesday, Oct. 2, that prohibits these turns, with one additional intersection being considered for the same regulation.

This measure is part of the Town’s ongoing efforts to increase safety for people using the crosswalks and decrease crashes at intersections.

The majority of the intersections are located in the central business district (CBD) and near UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus with other locations focused on areas with high pedestrian traffic.

One additional intersection, Cameron Avenue at Pittsboro Street, was recommended for review during the Council meeting. Town staff will review the intersection and seek approval from NC DOT and consider whether to recommend it being added to the list.

The Town will install “No Turn On Red” signs at each of the intersections, and periodic education and enforcement by the Chapel Hill Police Department will seek to remind people of the change.

Intersections approved by Chapel Hill Town Council for No Right Turn on Red

  1. From Caswell Road (both approaches) to Estes Drive
  2. Franklin Street and Eastgate Shopping Center Entrance
  3. Franklin Street and Hillsborough Street
  4. Franklin Street and Henderson Street
  5. Raleigh Street and Cameron Avenue/Country Club Road
  6. South Road and Country Club Road
  7. From South Road (westbound approach only) to Columbia Street
  8. Columbia Street and Rosemary Street
  9. Columbia Street and Franklin Street
  10. Columbia Street and Cameron Avenue
  11. Rosemary Street and Hillsborough Street
  12. Rosemary Street and Henderson Street
  13. Rosemary Street and Church Street
  14. Manning Drive and Ridge Road
  15. Manning Drive and Paul Hardin Drive
  16. Raleigh Road (NC 54) and Hamilton Road

 *Unless otherwise noted, the above list indicates a “no right turn on red” regulation at all approaches to the intersection.


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