The Chapel Hill Town Council met Monday to discuss the award contract for the improvement of the intersection of Ephesus Church Road and Fordham Boulevard.
The construction is part of Phase I of the Roadway Improvements Project, which aims to improve mobility and safety at the intersection.
Chad Beck, project engineer for Kimley-Horn and Associates, explained to the council that the intersection currently causes conflicts among cars, bikes and pedestrians.
Beck said the project will be funded by the Town of Chapel Hill and the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
“This project would allow us to reduce the traffic in the intersection,” Beck said. “It would also improve the sidewalks for bikes and pedestrians, provide higher visibility and reduced conflict points.”