The community is invited to a virtual groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the Booker Creek Basin Park.
As climate change causes more severe weather, construction of the first flood control project in Chapel Hill history is about to commence. The project will be designed to slow down the flow of rainwater that typically floods the area near Eastgate Crossing and East Franklin Street. Practically, it will be an engineered flood storage area, capturing more water and holding it in place. Passively, it will serve as the newly named Booker Creek Basin Park.
The virtual groundbreaking ceremony begins at 10 a.m. Friday, May 15, on Facebook and YouTube.