Chapel Hill Construction Projects 2013
Release: 05/15/2013
Numerous construction projects will impact area and campus roadways during Summer, 2013, and beginning as early as Monday, May 13.
Motorists, transit riders, and pedestrians should take time to educate themselves regarding affected areas, impending lane and roadways closings, alternate routes, and transit detours, and access to parking.


South Columbia Widening -- due to the DOT's South Columbia Street widening project, traffic on South Columbia Street will be one-way
(northbound) from Fordham Boulevard towards the UNC Campus and Manning Drive from May 13, 2013 through August 13, 2013. Outbound (southbound) traffic will be detoured along Manning Drive. To see a map of alternate traffic patterns, for information on transit detours, or for information on access to summer semester parking, visit the following link: http://bit.ly/17vOtw8

East Cameron Avenue -- Cameron Avenue will be closed to through traffic beginning Monday, May 13 due to OWASA water main replacement construction between Columbia Street and Memorial Hall. The project is expected to be completed by August 14. (Exception: Cameron will open for a Memorial Hall event on May 16 only). During the balance of the project, traffic and bus service will be re-routed via South Columbia, Franklin, and Raleigh Streets. For a brief portion of the project, access may be temporarily blocked to the Swain Lot, and NG1 permits will be honored in the Nash Lot (N7 Zone). Further information regarding periodic water outages in campus buildings, "RU" Route and "Saturday T Route" transit detours, or access to parking areas along Cameron Avenue, please visit the following link: http://bit.ly/YuLala

Stadium Drive - Access to Stadium Drive from South Road will be blocked Monday, May 13 through Monday, May 27 for an UNC Electrical Distribution project crossing the roadway at that location. Motorists and S4 permit holders needing access to this area should access Stadium Drive from the south, via Ridge Road. For more information, visit the following link: http://bit.ly/10rasD7


Major construction projects are also impacting roadways in the Town of Chapel Hill and Carrboro, including an NCDOT project to improve sections of Smith Level Road in Carrboro (ongoing through June, 2014), Morgan Creek trail construction which will close the eastern end of Culbreth Road (June through August, 2013). For more information on the scope of the town projects and resulting traffic and transit detours, please visit the following link: www.townofchapelhill.org/traffic

or see the "Summer Road Construction Flyer" at: http://bit.ly/18s58B5
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