Chapel Hill approved Locally Preferred Alternative

News on the NSC Study:

On April 27th, 2016, the Chapel Hill Town Council adopted the Locally Preferred Alternative and authorized Chapel Hill Transit staff to submit the LPA to the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (DCHC MPO) for inclusion into the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) 2040. This important decision will allow us to continue to evaluate Bus Rapid Transit and other improvements in the corridor. While this represents the first step in a long federal process – this also represents significant support for Chapel Hill Transit and transit as a major part of the transportation system for Chapel Hill, Carrboro and the University.

Please view the documents we shared with the Council below:

  • Slides titled “Update 2016 04 27” that were presented to the Town Council  [PDF, 27 slides, 2 MB]
  • Brochure 11×17  of the Locally Preferred Alternative  [PDF, 2 pages, 2 MB]

Released June 6, 2016: Full Locally Preferred Alternative document [PDF, 43 pages, 3 MB]

Excerpt from Town of Chapel Hill Council Meeting Summary (April 28, 2016)


Chapel-Hill-Town-SealNorth-South Corridor Study Update
The Council received an update and provided feedback on the study of the travel corridor that runs along Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard (Historic Airport Road/NC Hwy 86), South Columbia Street (including the portion of Pittsboro Street along the one-way pairing in this corridor through UNC campus), and US 15-501 South. The Council then approved the Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) and referred it to planning partners for further study.