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News Around Town: Carrboro Parking Deck Construction Begins; CHPL-UMall To Close

By Ran Northam Posted March 11, 2013 at 11:05 pm

CHAPEL HILL-CARRBORO – The majority of the construction of a parking deck at 300 E. Main Street in Carrboro will begin on Tuesday after three weeks of delays.

One delivery of pre-cast concrete will occur between 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. Monday, and all-day deliveries will begin on Tuesday. The deliveries will take place once every 45 minutes or so and stop traffic on E. Main Street to allow one truck to exit the transfer space and another to back into place.

Connecting streets could also see delays including West Rosemary, South Merritt Mill, Greensboro, Franklin, Jones Ferry, and others. Emergency crews have been instructed to choose different routes during the construction times as well.

The Town of Carrboro has announced that the permits do not allow work to be done before 9:00 a.m. or after 4:00 p.m. so it will not have an effect on the busiest travel times.

The construction is scheduled to last approximately one month.

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The Chapel Hill Public Library will close its doors at its temporary location at University Mall this week in preparation of opening its new location.

On Saturday, the UMall location will close and the materials will begin to be transferred to the vastly renovated building at 100 Library Drive just off Estes Drive. The Library will be closed for approximately three weeks. Town Manager Roger Stancil announced last week that it’s expected to open is doors officially on April 26 if all goes as planned.

Crews have been installing new furniture and library shelves as well as preparing the new building for the computers and other technology.

The Town has selected Hallett Movers to handle the transfer.

Books and library materials will not be able to be returned during the transfer. However, the library will adjust return dates so no fines will accrue during that time.

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