No C2 and C2A Signs in Chapel Hill – Light Rail Plans

Just the other day I was driving down Farrington Rd to check out the new Montclair Chapel Hill Neighborhood. I noticed small signs on the side of the road that said “No C2” and “No C2A”. I had no idea what this meant. Is it a carbon dioxide going into the air in Chapel Hill? After a little research and some information sent to me by Jodi Bakst I found out that C2 and C2A are the alternative routes for the Durham-Orange light rail train that will connect Durham to Chapel Hill.

Originally the plan was for this rail to go through Meadowmont north of Highway 54. Well, that wasn’t happening because of the Town of Chapel Hill. Now, the alternative has been proposed south of Highway 54 which is actually in Durham County and part of Durham jurisdiction. The residents of Downing Creek neighborhood are not happy about this. Many have stated that the Durham Council is more concerned with downtown and areas around the Duke University campus. There are a few upcoming meetings in which Downing Creek residents can express their opinion. Here are the dates and locations:

Jun. 2, 4-7 p.m., Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive.

Jun. 4, 4-7 p.m.: Durham Station, 5151 W. Pettigrew St.

Jun. 6, 4-7: John Avery Boys and Girls Club, 808 E. Pettigrew St.

Below is the photo of the proposed plans for the GoTriangle (formerly Triangle Transit) light rail:
durham-orange-light-rail-proposal
If you have an opinion about this particular proposed route please feel free to comment below. I would love to hear your opinion.

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