The Town of Chapel Hill is proposing a new bridge that would likely be designed for pedestrians on the Morgan Creek Trail.
A public information meeting on the project is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, in the auditorium of the NC Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road.
The new bridge location would allow the NC Botanical Garden to extend its natural surface trail system to connect to Arboretum Drive on the south side of Morgan Creek. This approach would also allow the Town to achieve its goal of connecting the two neighborhoods on either side of Morgan Creek with a pedestrian bridge. Preliminary investigations indicate that a bridge in this location would successfully meet the goal of not increasing flooding on private properties, although full flood modeling is necessary to confirm this assumption.
At the public meeting, Town staff will provide information about the project and gather preliminary comments.