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Chapel Hill Officials Announce Plans For Halloween Festivities

Posted October 10, 2002 10:49 a.m. EDT

— Halloween traffic will not be so scary in Chapel Hill this year for the annual



Partiers can take shuttle buses from four Park-and-Ride lots directly to the action along Franklin Street. The buses that will run from 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. The cost is $2 one-way and $3 round-trip. Buses will catch passengers on the following routes:

  • Jones Ferry Road Lot in Carrboro to the old Trailways Bus Station on West Franklin Street.
  • Southern Village (15-501 South) Lot to the old Trailways Bus Station on West Franklin Street.
  • Friday Center (Hwy 54) Lot to Raleigh Street near East Franklin Street.
  • University Mall to Raleigh Street near East Franklin Street.
  • Like past years, Franklin Street will be closed to traffic. Vehicles parked on East Franklin Street will be towed prior to 8 p.m. Parking will not be allowed on streets in or near downtown Chapel Hill. Vehicles that are illegally parked will be ticketed and towed, with a minimum recovery cost of $103. Other downtown streets that will be closed to vehicle traffic starting at 8 p.m. include:

  • Franklin Street - Raleigh Street to Mallette Street
  • Columbia Street - Rosemary Street to Cameron Avenue
  • Raleigh Street - East Franklin to Cameron Avenue (for a shuttle bus stop)
  • Residential streets near downtown will be closed except to residents of those streets and their guests.

    Open containers of alcohol are not permitted on any public street, sidewalk or right-of-way. Alcohol Law Enforcement Officers will be enforcing state laws and local ordinances concerning alcohol possession and consumption.

    Alcoholic beverages, glass bottles, fireworks and explosives, dogs, weapons, paint, and flammable substances will not be allowed in the closed section of Franklin Street.