Construction on Ridge Road Causing Chapel Hill Transit Bus Detours

Several Chapel Hill Transit bus routes will be detoured beginning this Thursday as a result of a major street resurfacing project on Ridge Road.

The road project will affect all vehicular traffic on Ridge Road, as well as the A, CCX, DX, RU and U bus routes and is expected to last around three weeks.

The A Route beginning at Raleigh Street will miss its usual stops on South Road at Student Stores, Stadium Drive at Stadium Gate #2, Stadium Drive at Ridge and Ridge Road at Rams Head Deck.

There will be alternate stops for riders of this route on Raleigh Street at Magnum Hall, South Road at Woolen Gym and Manning Drive at Public Safety.

The A Route beginning at UNC Hospitals Parking Deck will miss its usual stops on Ridge Road at Ehringhaus Hall, Ridge Road at Stadium Drive, Stadium Drive at Carmichael Hall and South Road at Fetzer Gym.

There will be alternate stops on Manning Drive at the Craige Parking Deck and on South Road at Raleigh Street.

The morning CCX Route beginning at UNC Hospitals Parking Deck will miss its usual stop on Ridge Road at Ehringhaus Hall. An alternate stop will be located on Manning Drive at Craige Parking Deck.

The evening CCX Route beginning on South Road at Fetzer Gym will miss its usual stop on Ridge Road at Rams Head Deck. An alternate stop will be located on Manning Drive at Public Safety.

The DX Route beginning at UNC Hospitals Parking Deck will miss its usual stops on Ridge Road at Ehringhaus Hall, Ridge Road at Stadium Drive, and South Road at Fetzer Gym.

There will be alternate stops on Manning Drive at Craige Deck and South Road at Raleigh Street.

The RU Route beginning at Family Medicine will miss its usual stops at Ridge Road at Ehringhaus Hall, Ridge Road at Stadium Drive, and Ridge Road at Law School.

There will be alternate stops on South Road at Country Club Drive, and Manning Drive at Craige Parking Deck.

The U Route beginning on Raleigh Street will miss its usual stops on South Road at Student Stores, Stadium Drive at Stadium Gate #2, Stadium Drive at Ridge and Ridge Road at Rams Head Deck.

There will be alternate stops on Raleigh Street at Magnum Hall, South Road at Woolen Gym and Manning Drive at Public Safety.

Chapel Hill Transit reminds residents that while all efforts will be made to maintain schedules, to expect delays and allow for extra travel time due to detours.

Detours and delays will also affect route predictions made on NextBus.

For more information, visit Chapel Hill Transit’s website.

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S. Columbia Detour To End Soon; Hillsborough Bridges; Kings Highway Park Closed

ORANGE COUNTY – Your detour from southbound on South Coulumbia Street will soon come to an end.

Next Tuesday or Wednesday the sidewalk on S. Columbia will open to pedestrians again.  All summer traffic has been one-way, north bound, on S. Columbia, but this one-way traffic is set to end on August 13, and two-way traffic will resume again.

Construction crews report that the work on the road remains on schedule and is expected to be fully completed by July 2014.

The project on S. Columbia is meant to make the road safer for all who use it by adding bus pull outs, sidewalks to both sides, bike lanes, and improved traffic flow.

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Work to preserve four bridges in Hillsborough may begin as early as August 1 and completion is expected by June 30 of next year.

The NCDOT awarded this contract to Seminole Equipment Inc. of Tarpon Florida along with four more in Alamance County.

The contract includes preservation of the Churton Street Bridge over the Eno River, N.C. 86 bridge over Interstate 85, and I-85 bridges over Orange Grove.

This project is part of NCDOT’s state-funded bridge plan for 2011-2013 which calls for preservation or rehabilitation of current bridges when possible.

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Hillsborough has closed Kings Highway Park through the fall to dredge and make repairs to the dam at Lake Ben Johnston.

The work could last until November; during this time citizens are asked not to walk the trails or visit the park.

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