Transit routes adjusted due to South Columbia Street project

May. 19, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

For detailed schedule information, please visit www.chtransit.org or http://www.townofchapelhill.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=18482.

Due to the N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) project to widen and enhance South Columbia Street between Purefoy Road and Manning Drive and other road construction projects in the southern portion of Chapel Hill and Carrboro, Chapel Hill Transit began implementing schedule changes last week.
Until Aug. 13, traffic on South Columbia Street will be one-way (northbound) from Fordham Boulevard toward Manning Drive. Outbound traffic will be detoured along Manning Drive. CHT will make the following adjustments:

Fixed route schedule and route changes:
CCX Route: Frequency adjusted to 20 minute service during peak hours and 60 minutes during off-peak hours. Trip departure times from UNC Hospitals and the Chatham Park and Ride will be changed.
The route will be detoured along Mason Farm Road to East Drive, left on Manning Drive, right on South Columbia Street, right on South Road to Raleigh Road/Hwy 54 East, right on Fordham Boulevard/Hwy 54 to 15-501 South to continue normal route.
Missed stops: UNC Hospital Parking Deck, Ridge Road at Ehringhaus Hall, South Road at Country Club Road, South Road at Student Union, South Road at Venable Labs, Pittsboro Street at State Employees Credit Union
Alternate stops: UNC Hospitals, Health Sciences Library, Carrington Hall, South Road at Coker Hall, Fetzer Gym, and South Road at School of Government

CPX Route: Service frequency and trip departure times from UNC Hospitals and Carrboro Plaza Park and Ride will be changed.
The route will be detoured along Manning Drive, right on Fordham Boulevard to Hwy 54 to continue normal route.
Missed Stop: South Columbia Street at Westwood Drive
Alternate Stop: South Columbia Street at Mason Farm Road

D Route: Current route will be divided into two routes:
D Route (Eastowne) - Serving the Eastowne area, UNC Hospitals/ACC, Downtown and East Franklin Street. Route will not serve Culbreth Road and Smith Level Road. Service frequency will be changed.
The route will be detoured along South Columbia Street, left on Mason Farm Road to East Drive, left on Manning Drive to continue normal route.
Missed Stops: UNC Hospital Parking Deck
Alternate Stops: UNC Hospital
D Route (Culbreth Road) - Serving Culbreth Road, Smith Level Road, UNC Hospitals and UNC campus to South Columbia Street/Cameron Avenue area. Route will not serve Franklin Street and Eastowne area. Service will operate at 45 minute frequency from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
The route will be detoured along South Columbia Street, left on Cameron Avenue, left on Pittsboro Street to Manning Drive, right on Fordham Boulevard/Hwy 54, to 15-501 South to continue normal route.
Missed Stops: South Columbia Street at Westwood Drive and South Columbia Street at Hwy 54
Alternate Stops: South Columbia Street at Mason Farm Road, UNC Hospital Parking Deck, and 15-501 South at Culbreth Road
(Note: Culbreth Road will be closed from June 2013 through August 2013 for the Morgan Creek Trail project. Shuttle service will available to Smith Level Road during this closure.)

J Route: Adjusted PM trips from South Columbia Street at Health Sciences Library. Trip delays may also occur due to the Smith Level Road construction project.
The route will be detoured along South Columbia Street, left on Mason Farm Road to East Drive, right on Manning Drive, right on Fordham Boulevard, to Hwy 54 to continue normal route.
Missed Stops: South Columbia Street at Westwood Drive and South Columbia Street at Hwy 54
Alternate Stop: Mason Farm Road at ACC

JFX Route: Service frequency will be adjusted to 20 minutes service during peak hours. Trip departure times from Jones Ferry Park and Ride and S. Columbia Street at Health Sciences Library will be changed.
The route will be detoured along Manning Drive, right on Fordham Boulevard to Hwy 54 to continue normal route.
Missed Stop: South Columbia Street at Westwood Drive
Alternate Stop: South Columbia Street at Mason Farm Road and UNCH Parking Deck

NS Route: Current route will be divided into two routes:
NS Route (Eubanks) serving Eubanks Park and Ride, Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, Downtown Chapel Hill and UNC Hospitals. Route will not serve the Southern Village Park and Ride Lot.
The route will be detoured along South Columbia Street, left on Mason Farm Road to East Drive, left on Manning Drive to continue normal route.
Missed Stop: UNCH Parking Deck
Alternate Stop: UNC Hospitals
NS Route (Southern Village) serving Southern Village and UNC Hospitals. Route will not serve Downtown Chapel Hill, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Eubanks Park and Ride lot.
The route will be detoured along Cameron Avenue, left on Pittsboro Street, to Manning Drive, right on Fordham Boulevard/Hwy 54 to 15-501 South to continue normal route.
Missed Stops: South Columbia Street at Westwood Drive and South Columbia Street at Hwy 54
Alternate Stops: Mason Farm Rd at ACC, UNC Hospital Parking Deck and 15-501 South at Culbreth Road

PX Route: Trip departure times from Pittsboro at Lowe’s Park and Ride will be changed.
The route will be detoured along Mason Farm Road to East Drive, left on Manning Drive, right on South Columbia Street, right on South Road to Raleigh Road/Hwy 54 East, right on Fordham Boulevard/Hwy 54 to 15-501 South to continue normal route.
Missed Stops: UNC Hospital Parking Deck, Ridge Road at Ehringhaus Hall, South Road at Country Club Road, South Road at Student Union, South Road at Venable Labs, Pittsboro Street at State Employees Credit Union
Alternate Stops: UNC Hospitals, Health Sciences Library, Carrington Hall, South Road at Coker Hall, Fetzer Gym, and South Road at School of Government

V Route: Trip departure times from Southern Village Park and Ride and West Barbee Chapel Road at Harris Teeter will be changed.
The route will be detoured along Manning Drive, right on Fordham Boulevard/Hwy 54, to 15-501 South to continue normal route.
Missed Stops: South Columbia Street at Westwood Drive and South Columbia Street at Hwy 54
Alternate stops: UNC Hospital Parking Deck and 15-501 South at Culbreth Road

JN Saturday Route: Trip departure times from Rock Haven Road at Rock Creek West and Estes Park Apartments will be changed.
The route will be detoured along Manning Drive, right on Fordham Boulevard/Hwy 54 to continue normal route.
Missed Stops: South Columbia Street at Westwood Drive and South Columbia Street at Hwy 54
Alternate Stop: UNCH Parking Deck

Cameron Avenue Street Closure
RU Route: Due to the Cameron Avenue street closure, buses will be detoured along Franklin Street. No stops along Cameron Avenue will be served.
T Saturday Route: Due to the Cameron Avenue closure, buses will be detoured along Pittsboro and McCauley Streets. No stops will be served on Cameron Avenue and Raleigh Street.

CHT will strive to operate all routes as scheduled during the South Columbia Street widening project, however delays due to construction activity, traffic patterns and road conditions are likely. Customers should allocate additional travel time to accommodate for possible delays due to construction. Delays will also impact Next Bus predictions.
CHT is the public transportation provider that serves Chapel Hill, Carrboro and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For complete information about CHT services, schedules, route changes or directions to the nearest CHT stop, visit us at www.chtransit.org, email chtransit@townofchapelhill.org or call a CHT customer service representative at 919-969-4900 (press 1).