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Chapel Hill Installs Flashing Lights in School Zones

Posted April 26, 2007 2:44 p.m. EDT

— In an effort to improve pedestrian safety, town crews have started installing new school zone flashing lights.

Lights are being installed at Ephesus Elementary School, Estes Hills Elementary School, Phillips Middle School and Culbreth Middle School.

The Town Council approved the lights last September, acting on recommendations from school administrators. The lights were paid for with $21,000 of sidewalk and street improvements bond money.

As part of Chapel Hill's commitment to energy conservation and the use of renewable energy, the lights are solar powered and are activated during the morning and afternoon hours on school days.