6/24/2014 10:39pm

Pedestrian struck in 100 block of West Franklin Street

Between 9:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., a 24-year-old woman was struck by a vehicle in the 100 block of West Franklin Street, according to the Chapel Hill police.The woman was crossing the road via crosswalk between University Square and Suntrust Bank when a vehicle, traveling at low speeds, hit her in the westbound lane, said

6/3/2014 12:01am

Franklin St. is under construction on the 400 block in order to make it more pedestrian friendly.

Pedestrians gain from West Franklin face-lift

Chapel Hill residents are already well acquainted with the sounds of construction in downtown areas — and it is not over yet.Since 1994, the town of Chapel Hill has been ceaselessly renovating its sidewalks and surrounding public spaces around Franklin Street and Rosemary Street through a construction project called Streetscape.The Chapel Hill Town Council adopted the Streetscape Master Plan in 1993 and updated it in 2009 — and since then, the town has invested millions of dollars to make the sidewalks more attractive.