Ephesus Closure

Ephesus Church Road Closure Begins Nov. 1
Impact to School Traffic will be High
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will close the portion of Ephesus Church Road between Longleaf Drive and Tinkerbell Road to replace a pipe culvert Nov. 1 through Dec. 22.

Post Date: 10/21/2016 4:00 PM
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Preliminary detour map | More details next week
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The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will close the portion of Ephesus Church Road between Longleaf Drive and Tinkerbell Road to replace a pipe culvert. The Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA) will use this opportunity to replace a water line in that location as well. The Town has worked with the NCDOT to delay the closure to accommodate adequate communication about vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian detours; the closure will begin at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1 and is scheduled to conclude Thursday, Dec. 22, weather permitting.

The pipe replacement is intended to reduce the amount of water affecting the road and supporting ground around it in order to prevent washouts when heavy rains cause flooding in the area.

Local traffic will be able to access homes and businesses from either end of Ephesus Church Road, but will not be able to pass beyond the closure points on either side of the work.

Town emergency resources have planned alternate routes and used the existing agreement with Durham County to maintain response times during the closure. Chapel Hill Transit will maintain all routes along Ephesus Church Road with minimal delays.

Motorists driving through the area should plan for additional time to travel around the closure using the posted detour route of Pope Road, Old Chapel Hill Road, Mount Moriah Road and U.S. 15-501 (Fordham Boulevard). More detailed information about vehicular and pedestrian detours will be released early next week (week of Oct. 24).

For more information, contact Miracle King with the NC Department of Transportation at miracleking@ncdot.gov or 336-487-0157.

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