The new Wegmans coming to 1810 Fordham Boulevard has been a plan long in the works for the Town of Chapel Hill.

The application was approved by the Town Council in October of 2017 and included requirements that a separate plan be conceived for calming traffic in the area, with developers committing money toward that effort.

After two community meetings over the past year, a traffic calming plan has been drafted and town staff will hold a community input meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Chapel Hill Public Library in Room B.

The draft plan as it stands right now would add signage on several intersections and roads near the development, in the hopes of diverting heavy traffic from the nearby neighborhood streets on the south side of Fordham Boulevard.

The new 99,000-square-foot Wegmans, a $30 million development, will open sometime in 2020, town officials have estimated.

Then there will be another chance for input from residents. Six months after the store’s opening, traffic studies will be conducted on the residential streets. According to the town’s presentation on the traffic calming plan, the results of the future studies will be reviewed with area residents and a Phase II traffic calming plan could be developed and implemented if needed.

More information on the Wegmans project as a whole can be found here.