Town Proposing Bike Lanes on Culbreth Road

The Town of Chapel Hill is proposing to add bike lanes to Culbreth Road this summer.

The Town of Chapel Hill is proposing to add bike lanes to Culbreth Road as part of a scheduled resurfacing and repaving project by the NC DOT this summer.

The Culbreth repaving project will start as early as July 1and is scheduled to be completed before the start of the school year in August. As part of this resurfacing, the Town is looking at adding bike lanes on Culbreth Road, as included in the Mobility & Connectivity Plan. This would be accomplished by narrowing vehicle lanes and removing the center turn lane. This change would keep the left turn into the kiss-and-go driveway at Culbreth Middle School, the left turn into Adams Way, and the intersections of Smith Level Road and US Highway 15-501.

The Town modeled the changes in the town-wide traffic model and found little to no delay as a result of removing the turn lanes. For full details on the analysis and the proposed lane changes, visit the project’s webpage.

The Town wants to hear your feedback on the proposed changes to Culbreth Road. Feedback is being collected through:

  • A short survey to gauge community interest and concerns. You can take the survey at chplan.us/CulbrethSurvey.
  • A virtual public information meeting on June 10 from 7-8 p.m. You can register for the event at chplan.us/CulbrethJune10
  • A virtual public information meeting on June 14 from 11 a.m.–12 noon. You can register for the event at chplan.us/CulbrethJune14

If you have any questions, you can reach out to Josh Mayo, transportation planner, at jmayo@townofchapelhill.org.