ORANGE COUNTY – Motorists driving south on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Chapel Hill should expect delays due to lane closures this week.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is performing maintenance activities in areas of the road to prepare for an upcoming resurfacing project. The project was scheduled to begin Monday, but did not due to rain. More rain is expected Tuesday and could have the same effect. However, rain days were built into the project and at this time it is not scheduled to go past Friday.

Delays are scheduled during non-peak traffic times between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

For real-time travel information, you can call 511 or click here.


The Orange County Public Library is offering a fine forgiveness and free replacement library cards now through May 12.

“No matter how late,” all fines will be waived when you return overdue books, DVDs, CDs, and magazines. If you can’t find your library card, you can also get a free replacement until the 12th. Any other time, a replacement card is $2.

You can take advantage of both of these money-saving events at the Main Library in Hillsborough, the Cybrary, and the Carrboro Branch.

For more information, click here.


The Town of Hillsborough is preparing to design and construct its sidewalks in its CMAQ (Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality) Sidewalk Connections Project and is seeking from engineers.

The project needs NCDOT Pre-qualified private engineer firms who can construct a series of sidewalks and a portion of paved greenway to connect various neighborhoods to the Riverwalk Greenway in a safe manner.

CMAQ is funding the project; letters of interest are due by 1:30 p.m. June 3.

For more information, click here.