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News Around Town: Chapel Hill Teen Week; Summer Road Construction

CHAPLE HILL – During the First Annual Chapel Hill Teen Week the Town of Chapel Hill will celebrate youth identity, youth voices, and youth driven activities April 8-13.

Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt formally stated the second week of April as Chapel Hill Teen Week.

The goal of Chapel Hill Teen Week is to emphasize the diversity of Chapel Hill’s teenage population.

Participants will receive free raffle tickets for an opportunity to win prizes such as UNC-CH gear, gift cards to local restaurants, and a private Bevello shopping experience with up to ten friends.

Events will take place at Street Scene Teen Center under the Post Office at 179 E. Franklin St. The events start at 6:30 p.m. and are as follows:

April 8- Café and Trivia Night
April 9- A Cappella Sing Off and Battle of the Fans
April 10- Unified Theatre Performance
April 11- Unity Club: Zombies vs. Humans
April 12- Improv Comedy Night
April 13- Youth Fest

Youth Fest will wrap up Chapel Hill Teen Week. It will take place on the Wallace Plaza on Rosemary Street behind Street Scene. There will be live performers at this event including the Emerging Artists Series, Sacrificial Poets, UNC Wordsmiths, and then Dominant Young Souls Dance Group. There are spots available for other performers as well.

For information about Teen Week events, “Like” CHC Teen Week on Facebook or “Follow” @CHCTeenWeek on Twitter.

To host an outreach table at Youth Fest or support Teen Week by donating food or raffle items, contact Samathryn Witham Cleveland at samathryn@gmail.com or 216-374-3752.

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This summer in the Southern section of the Chapel Hill and Carrboro community there will be numerous road construction projects which will eventually allow transportation benefits valued at over $11 million.

The 2013 summer Road Construction Project includes the OWASA/UNC East Cameron water main installation, widening South Columbia St., widening a section of the Smith Level Rd. in Carrboro, extending the Morgan Creek Trail, and completion of Ridge Road construction between Manning Drive and Boshamer Stadium.

The OSAWA/UNC East Cameron project will install a single water main to replace three 60 to 85-year old water mains spanning about 800 feet of East Cameron Ave. There will also be two new UNC Chilled water mains installed. Construction for this will begin mid-May following spring commencement and will likely last three months.

A 0.8 mile widening will take place on S. Columbia St. to allow for a center lane and bus pullouts. Sidewalks and bike lanes will also be added. The project began in November and is likely to be completed in July 2014.

The Smith Level Rd. will be widened between Rock Haven Rd. and the bridge over Morgan Creek to include bike lanes, sidewalks, and turn lanes. The project recently began and will likely be finished in June 2014.

The Morgan Creek Trail project will include a 1,200 foot extension with two bridges and an underpass of Culbreth Rd. The Eastern end of Culbreth Rd. will be closed from June 8 until August 25, 2013 in order to construct the pedestrian tunnel.

A few hundred feet of curb will be replaced on Ridge Road.

The Town of Chapel Hill offers an e-mail service to give road condition updates as well as other traffic news. To sign up for these emails, visit www.townofchapelhill.org/signup and click on the box “Traffic Advisories. Next enter your e-mail, click the subscribe button, and enable your spam filter to allow emails from info@townofchapelhill.org

For more information, contact Deputy Chief Robert Bosworth at 919-968-2814 orrbosworth@townofchapelhill.org or Public Information Officer Catherine Lazorko at 919-969-5055 or clazorko@townofchapelhill.org.

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