CHAPEL HILL – The Central West Steering Committee is looking for your feedback on its four concepts for the Central West Focus Area.

The Central West Steering Committee has been charged with developing a recommended small area plan for the Central West Focus Area, which is in the area of Estes Drive between Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. and Franklin Street. The committee has developed four conceptual plans for the area and will be taking feedback through a survey.

The survey consists of seven questions and will be open until noon Wednesday.

To take the survey click here.


The University will test the emergency sirens and text messages through its Alert Carolina system Tuesday.

The sirens are tested every semester to make sure all the equipment works.  During the test, people outside on or near campus will likely hear the sirens between noon and 1:00 p.m.

Sirens sound for major emergencies or an immediate safety or health hazard.  No action is required during the test, but information for what to do is available by clicking here.


Construction on Honeysuckle Road near Redbud Road and Redbud Lane began construction Monday to repair a sinkhole caused by the heavy late-June rains.

The street will remain open with a lane shift for an estimated ten days or until construction is completed.