Weather Can Be Tricky When Out & About!

Transit Schedules:  Be careful to watch the weather as you move about Chapel Hill.  In order to operate more safely, Chapel Hill Transit schedules are subject to change according to weather conditions.  Check for any transit schedule changes when unusual weather approaches. Transit schedules can also vary for Go Triangle and other transit systems, so always check in advance when planning transit trips.

Clothing:  If wearing dark clothing (or in the case of snow white clothing), then remember that it is easy to blend in to the point that motorists might not notice a walker or cyclist.  The brighter the color of clothing the better for best visibility.  Also layering is a good idea when dealing with temperatures that go up and down at different times of day.  And of course, waterproof footwear is always a good idea for melting snows and rain showers.  Don’t forget the umbrella or other rain gear as well!

Lights, Bells, Horns & Whistles:  NC Law requires on bicycles in dark times of day, white lights on the front of a bike and red flashing lights on the back.  Adding more lights is even better for higher visibility (whether walking or cycling).  If you have a bell, horn or whistle, it is great for when a sudden vehicle change occurs and they might not see you but could possibly hear you- when possible bring attention to yourself with motorist when walking or cycling.

Snow! Chapel Hill Transit to Suspend Service on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 9:00 p.m.

Due to anticipated winter weather conditions (sleet, snow, ice and/or freezing rain) Chapel Hill Transit will suspend service as of 9:00 p.m. on Friday, January 6, 2017, in the interest of safety. Fixed Route services and EZ Rider services WILL NOT operate after 9:00 p.m. on Friday, January 6, 2017:

  • CM Route will end at 8:50 p.m. at Pittsboro Street Credit Union
  • CW Route will end at 8:59 p.m. at Jones Ferry Park and Ride
  • D Route will end at 8:59 p.m. at Varsity Theater
  • F Route will end at 8:45 p.m. at Colony Woods
  • HU Route will end at 8:43 p.m. at Hedrick Building  
  • J Route will end at 8:56 p.m. at Rock Creek
  • NS route will end at 8:48 p.m. at Eubanks Park and Ride

 

Chapel Hill Transit is committed to announcing any decision to change services promptly to give customers as much lead time as possible to plan accordingly. We apologize for the inconvenience, but safety is our highest priority.

Chapel Hill Transit staff will monitor conditions throughout the evening and morning and will provide an update on Saturday, January 7, 2017 services as soon as possible.

Where to Get Service Information:

Chapel Hill Works To Improve Pedestrian Safety

Reported by The Town of Chapel Hill:  Colorful crosswalks coming to Cameron Avenue and Rosemary Street

New colorful crosswalks will soon be installed at three locations in Chapel Hill. The installation will prompt street resurfacing and lane closures near the intersection of Cameron Avenue and Wilson Street and at the entrance of Granville Towers.

New colorful crosswalks will soon be installed at three locations in Chapel Hill. The installation will prompt street resurfacing and lane closures near the intersection of Cameron Avenue and Wilson Street and at the entrance of Granville Towers.

To ensure longevity of the new crosswalks, the pavement in the intersection will be milled and repaved before the crosswalks are painted. The milling and patching will take place Thursday, Dec. 1, followed by paving Friday, Dec. 2. Work will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until about 7 p.m. each day.

Two-way traffic will be maintained during the project with flaggers directing traffic through the work zone. People who drive should anticipate minor delays Thursday and Friday.

Paving on Rosemary Street was substantially completed early this week.

Colorful Crosswalks Designer crosswalks at the following three locations are scheduled to be installed in the coming weeks.

  • Cameron Avenue at Wilson Street (and the entrance to Granville Towers) (see above)
  • Rosemary Street at Henderson Street
  • Rosemary Street near Shortbread Lofts

Early this year a committee solicited design ideas from area artists for the new crosswalks. A basic test project was installed in March on Willow Drive off Estes Drive (near University Place) to monitor the durability of the paint through traffic, weather and regular maintenance. You can read more about the project and see a video at http://www.townofchapelhill.org/Home/Components/News/News/9618/.

The designer crosswalks are part of an initiative to increase the visibility between people who walk and people who drive.

Looking for more Traffic News? Visit townofchapelhill.org/traffic. Did you know that traffic advisories may be sent directly to your email? Visit townofchapelhill.org/signup to sign up and check the box “Traffic Advisories.” For assistance, contact us at info@townofchapelhill.org.

A number of construction projects in Chapel Hill are affecting traffic. For information on these projects, visit townofchapelhill.org/roadwork. And, for a weekly digest of all Town news, sign up for Chapel Hill eNews at townofchapelhill.org/signup or by sending a request to info@townofchapelhill.org.

 

President of United States in Chapel Hill and Transit Impacted

CHAPEL HILL TRANSIT SERVICE ALERT REMINDER: Presidential Visit to Cause Schedule Delays and Detours for Chapel Hill Transit on Wednesday, November 2nd

Chapel Hill Transit is advising its customers to expect schedule delays and detours on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 due to President Obama’s visit to Chapel Hill. Security from the visit will result in the closure of South Road, from Raleigh Street to Country Club Road, from 12:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Other street closures and detours may occur throughout the day as a result of the President’s visit.

All Chapel Hill Transit routes may experience schedule delays throughout the day and the following routes will be detoured due to the closure of South Road:  CCX, FCX, G, RU, S, and V. While Chapel Hill Transit will attempt to operate normal published schedules, we are advising customers to expect delays and to allow extra travel time around the time of the President’s visit. The detour and any delays will also impact Next­Bus predictions.

The CCX, FCX, G, RU, S, and V routes will be detoured from 12:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. The detours are as follows:

CCX Route:

CCX (PM)

Starting from South Rd.: (R) Stadium Dr., (R) Ridge Rd. to continue normal route

Missed stops:  Fetzer Gym, South Rd. at School of Government

Alternate stops: Stadium Dr. at Kenan Stadium and Stadium Dr. at Ridge Rd. 

FCX Route:

(beginning on the 1:55 p.m. trip departing Manning Drive at UNC Hospitals)

From South Rd., (R) Stadium Dr., (L) Ridge Rd. (L) Country Club Rd., (R) Raleigh Rd/Hwy 54 to continue normal route

Missed stops: Fetzer Gym, South Rd. at Woolen Gym, South Rd. at School of Government

Alternate stops:  Stadium at Kenan Stadium and Ridge Rd. at Law School

G Route (University Place):

Southbound (beginning on the 12:13 p.m. trip departing University Place)

From South Rd., (R) Stadium Dr., (L) Ridge Rd. (L) Country Club Rd., (R) Raleigh Rd/Hwy 54 to continue normal route

Missed stops: Fetzer Gym, South Rd. at Woolen Gym, South Rd. at School of Government

Alternate stops:  Stadium at Kenan Stadium and Ridge Rd. at Law School

Northbound

Starting from Raleigh Rd/Hwy 54: (L) Country Club Rd., (R) Ridge Rd., (R) Stadium Dr., (L) South Rd.

Missed Stops:  South at Country Club Rd., South Rd. at Raleigh Street and Student Union

Alternate Stops:  Ridge Rd. at Law School (temporary), South Rd. at Kenan Labs, and Stadium at Carmichael Hall 

RU Route:

(beginning on the 12:15 p.m. trip departing Family Medicine)

Starting from Ridge Rd: continue straight on Country Club Rd. (R) Raleigh Street, continue straight on Cameron Avenue to continue normal route.

Missed stops: South Rd. Country Club Rd., South Rd. at Raleigh St., Raleigh St. at Connor Hall, Raleigh St. at Lewis Hall,

Alternate stops: Country Club Rd. at Amphitheater (temporary)

S Route:

(beginning on the 12:25 p.m. trip departing the 54 park and ride lot)

Starting from South Rd., (R) Stadium Dr., (L) Ridge Rd. (L) Country Club Rd., (R) Raleigh Rd/Hwy 54 to continue normal route 

Missed stops: Fetzer Gym, South Rd. at Woolen Gym, South Rd. at School of Government

Alternate stops:  Stadium at Kenan Stadium and Ridge Rd. at Law School 

V Route:

Westbound (beginning on the 12:46 p.m. trip from Meadowmont)

Starting from Raleigh Rd/Hwy 54: (L) Country Club Rd., (R) Ridge Rd., (R) Stadium Dr., (L) South Rd. 

Missed Stops:  South at Country Club Rd., South Rd. at Raleigh Street and Student Union

Alternate Stops:  Ridge Rd. at Law School (temporary), South Rd. at Kenan Labs, and Stadium at Carmichael Hall

Eastbound

From South Rd., (R) Stadium Dr., (L) Ridge Rd. (L) Country Club Rd., (R) Raleigh Rd/Hwy 54 to continue normal route

Missed stops: Fetzer Gym, South Rd. at Woolen Gym, South Rd. at School of Government

Alternate stops:  Stadium at Kenan Stadium and Ridge Rd. at Law School

For more information, email chtransit@townofchapelhill.org or contact a customer service representative at 919.969.4900 (press 1).

 

PUBLIC INPUT/INFORMATION SESSION TRANSPORTATION IMPACT ANALYSIS FOR EPHESUS CHURCH ROAD-FORDHAM BOULEVARD AREA

Meeting Date, Time, and Location

A public input-information session on Transportation Impact Analysis for Ephesus Church Road-Fordham Boulevard (EF) Area will be held on Wednesday, October 12th from 6pm to 7:30pm in Room B of the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive.

Background  In 2011, a Traffic Impact Analysis was completed for the EF District.  This analysis was limited to the area of the proposed EF District and included assumptions about future development.  Since the preparation of the 2011 Analysis, assumptions about future land uses have changed based on new information and development interests within and around the District.  In addition, the community has expressed an interest in a revised analysis that expands the study area and includes assessment of all modes of transportation (transit, cycling, walking and driving). Recently, the Town retained services of a qualified consulting firm for the preparation of a Multi-Modal Transportation Impact Analysis (TIA) for the EF Area.

Meeting Format The public meeting format will include an overview of the project, study area, and timeline by Town staff followed by a brief presentation of the preliminary TIA scope by the consultant team. Input received during the meeting can be utilized to confirm or expand upon the final TIA scope of work. The range of modifications to the scope will depend upon cost constraints, possible Council consideration and other relevant factors.

For More Information of the EF District Detailed information including the boundaries of the district, on-going roadway construction projects, developments, and previous traffic analysis can be found at:

http://www.townofchapelhill.org/town-hall/departments-services/chapel-hill-2020/future-focus-areas/the-ephesus-fordham-district

For More Information  For more information, please contact Kumar Neppalli, Traffic Engineering Manager at kneppalli@townofchapelhill.org or by phone at 919-969-5093.