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Summer Street Resurfacing Projects

From the Town of Chapel Hill:

The N.C. Department of Transportation has begun summer street resurfacing the week of June 11 with major impacts to downtown Chapel Hill.

The following locations will be resurfaced this summer:

  • South Columbia Street (N.C. Highway 86) from Manning Drive to Franklin Street
  • Pittsboro Street from Manning Drive to Cameron Avenue
  • Cameron Avenue from Pittsboro Street to South Columbia Street
  • East Franklin Street from South Columbia Street to Pickard Lane

The work consists of adjusting manholes and valve boxes, installing new traffic signal loops, milling, resurfacing, and installing permanent thermo pavement markings, including high-visibility crosswalks in their current locations.

Work on East Franklin Street from Columbia Street to Boundary Street will take place between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday with no work Friday or Saturday night. This was a conscious effort agreed upon by the Town and N.C. DOT staff to avoid daytime and nighttime weekend congestion downtown. East Franklin Street from Pickard Lane to the Eastgate shopping center will be resurfaced at a later date. That work will be done during daytime hours as it is within a mostly-residential stretch of Franklin Street.

All other work will be done between 9 a.m. and sunset Monday through Saturday.

These projects will be completed before move-in weekend at UNC-Chapel Hill (August 10).

These projects will not require any detours for Chapel Hill Transit or other Transit systems operating in this area. However, delays may occur, and some stops may be closed temporarily to allow the resurfacing to be completed in a timely manner.

Chapel Hill Transit route and schedule information can be found at and major updates are regularly posted to @chtransit on Twitter.

N.C. DOT Contact: Chris Kirkman, or 336 570 6830.

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