Several Campus Roads Temporarily Closing for Tar Heel 10-Miler
Saturday, April 21
7:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Temporary campus road closures will take place on the morning of April 21 during the Tar Heel 10 Miler road race and 4+ Mile Run. The resulting altered traffic pattern will impact major roadways, including Stadium Drive, South Road, Cameron Avenue, Raleigh Street, Country Club Road, and other area roadways including Franklin Street and Raleigh Road (NC54) for approximately three hours beginning at 7:00 a.m., just prior to the start of the road races. The start and finish of both races will be inside UNC’s Kenan Football Stadium.
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Raleigh (South) Road:
With NC-DOT approval & support, Raleigh Rd will be completely closed to traffic between Country Club Rd & the intersection of 15/501 from 7:00-10:00 AM. Electronic signage will be placed on 15/501 and Rt 54 during race week to remind motorists of this important road closure. Please avoid the intersection of Rt 54 and 15/501 on race morning if possible. Otherwise, please use the designated detour routes.
NOTE: South Road (between Raleigh Street and Country Club), Raleigh Road, and Stadium Drive will remain closed.
Many other roads along the course will be closed and then re-opened on a rolling basis as the runners pass by the various areas on the course. Most road closures will occur between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM. Police and course monitors will be positioned at each intersection on the course. Vehicles will not be allowed on the course once that section of roadway has been closed. Detours and alternate routes will be enabled by police, public works, & course marshals. At certain intersections, cars may be “pulsed” across the course when deemed safe by the officer controlling that intersection. Please be patient as it may take a few minutes to find a large enough break in the participants to “pulse” across your car:
Downtown / 7:40-8:30 AM
The eastbound lane of West & East Franklin St will be closed temporarily during this time frame. All eastbound traffic coming from Carrboro is advised to use Rosemary St eastbound or Merritt Mill Rd southbound. The westbound lanes of Franklin Street will remain open to traffic. All southbound and northbound traffic on Columbia St will be detoured away from Franklin St.;
Battle Park / 7:50-8:45 AM
Raleigh St, Battle Ln, & Boundary St will be closed to thru traffic. Should you wish to exit, please do so via Battle Ln toward E. Cameron Ave.;
Gimghoul / 7:50-8:55 AM
Runners will be using the entire width of the roads. Should you absolutely need to exit the neighborhood, please exit to Country Club Rd heading towards E. Cameron Ave using the LEFT lane (coned off);
Greenwood Rd/ 8:00-9:15 AM
The intersection of Raleigh Rd & Greenwood Rd will be closed. Runners will be using the right lane of the roads inside the Greenwood neighborhood. Should you absolutely need to exit the neighborhood, please use extreme caution and navigate to the northernmost Old Mill Rd exit to Fordham Blvd.
Laurel Hill / 8:10-9:40 AM
Runners will be using both lanes as they run uphill. Police will be securing the top and bottom of the hill, blocking all thru traffic. Should you absolutely need to exit the neighborhood, please use the downhill (southbound) lane only towards Fordham Blvd.;
TRACK THE RUNNERS:
Where are the runners and when? Refer to the chart via the link below to get a better understanding of where runners will be during the morning hours of April 21st.
Tracking the Runners:
We recommend residents and business owners along the course review the detour map at the link below and plan ahead to take alternate routes and allow for additional travel time. Some roads will be completely closed during the race. All other roads along the course will be closed and then re-opened on a rolling basis as the runners pass by the various areas on the course.
Traffic Detour Map:
VISITING THE AREA:
There will be many concurrent events taking place on campus on race morning. UNC Police will be working very closely with race organizers and Chapel Hill Public Works to ensure that campus remains as accessible as possible.
Be sure to consult the map and information link below for information about navigating campus and parking on race morning. UNC Police officers will have these guides available to hand out to motorists at key intersections. The 10 Miler runners will be passing through Chapel Hill’s downtown district and four of its most beautiful neighborhoods: Battle Park, Gimghoul, Greenwood, and Laurel Hill. In all cases, cars should use extreme caution and heed the directions of police and race course marshals. Impact time frames and local traffic instructions available below.
Race Morning Campus Visitor Map:
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The S-11 parking lots by the Dean
Dome will be the designated event parking lots for runners. The walk from the
S-11 lots to the start line is 10 minutes at most, and volunteers will be
available to assist you with directions.
The S-11 parking lots by the Dean Dome will be the designated event parking lots for runners. There will be lots of room for everyone to park there, so do not park anywhere else on campus as you may be towed. The walk from the S-11 lots to Kenan Stadium takes approximately 10 minutes and volunteers will be available to assist you with directions. Please use Gate 6 to enter the Stadium.
Raleigh Rd between Country Club Rd and the intersection of 15-501 & Rt 54 will be closed from 7:00-10:00 AM on race day. Give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination if you are driving through Chapel Hill on race morning. Detour signage will be posted. Be sure to check the event website on race week for important race day detours.
Race Morning Parking:
Other Lot Restrictions:
Vehicles must be removed from the Stadium Drive and Loudermilk Lots by 4 a.m. Vehicles remaining in the lot after 4 a.m. will be towed at the owner's expense of $150 ($100 tow fee and $50 ticket).
Vehicles must be removed from the following lots by 6 a.m. Vehicles remaining in the lots after 6:30 a.m. will be towed at the owner's expense of $150 ($100 tow fee and $50 ticket):
Undergraduate Library Lot
Streetside spaces along Ridge Road
Country Club Meters
Note: Manning Lot on south campus and Nash Lot on north campus is suggested alternate student parking for Saturday, April 21, 2012. However, Nash Lot tends to fill early and will be impacted by the road race traffic detours 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Restricted Gated Lots
In addition to the above aforementioned restrictions, the gates will stay down in the following locations from Friday, April 20th at 5 p.m. until operations begin on Saturday morning, April 21st:
Public Safety Lot
Steele and Caldwell
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CHAPEL HILL TRANSIT SERVICE
Chapel Hill Transit (CHT) is advising its riders to expect possible schedule delays on Saturday, April 21, 2012, due to street closures during the Wachovia Tar Heel 10 Miler in downtown, Franklin Street and UNC campus areas from 7 to 10 a.m.
CHT Saturday buses serving downtown Franklin Street and UNC campus area during this time may be detoured as a result of the street closures. While CHT will attempt to operate normal printed schedules on all routes, delays may occur. Riders should plan to travel after 10 a.m. to avoid possible schedule delays.
For more information, please contact a CHT customer service representative at (919) 969-4900 with any questions.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Visit the Tar Heel 10-Miler road race homepage at: