Sage Road in Chapel Hill is adding bike lanes to both sides of its roadway from Erwin Road to Fordham Boulevard. The lanes are being added as part of a resurfacing and restriping project scheduled to continue through Nov. 10.
The project will change Sage to a three-lane road with one vehicular travel lane in each direction, a center turn lane and buffered bike lanes. There are already sidewalks on both sides of the road.
Traffic impacts are expected to be minimized during the project, with lane closures and traffic flaggers between 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.
This project is part of the bigger Mobility and Connectivity plan that expands on the work of the Chapel Hill Bike Plan. It aims to improve walkability and pedestrian and bicycle connectivity.
The town is also targeting other streets for similar resurfacing projects: including Old Durham Road and Market Street in Southern Village. Improvements are expected to cost $684,000.