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Update: Rosemary St. Improvement Project Has Begun

Rosemary St Improvement Project Has Begun 

From the Town of Chapel Hill News Release:
The Town of Chapel Hill’s contractor for this summer’s Rosemary Street Improvement Project has begun work. Crews have started work on the curb and sidewalk on the south side of West Rosemary Street near North Columbia Street.

People who drive will notice temporary lane shifts on West Rosemary Street near North Columbia Street. Two-way traffic will be maintained at all times.

People who walk will be diverted to the north side of Rosemary Street (near the Old Town Hall building until new sidewalks are open on the south side in approximately two weeks, weather permitting.

This week the contractor will begin replacing five driveways on West Rosemary Street from Columbia Street through the Town parking lot at 127 W. Rosemary St. (behind He’s Not Here and The Yogurt Pump).

Work on this section of Rosemary Street is tentatively scheduled to continue through the week of June 6. At the same time, curb ramps at crosswalks will be replaced at the intersection of West Rosemary Street and North Columbia Street.  People who walk will be redirected to other crosswalks for approximately eight days during this work.

Project Overview
The project will widen sidewalks; improve sidewalk ramps so they meet ADA standards; install new pedestrian level light fixtures with LED lights; replace curb and gutter sections and driveway ramps; and repave the street. Improvements include a brick amenity strip with street trees, bike racks, and trash and recycling containers. For more information, visit

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