When turning south on Farrington Road from Highway 54 in Chapel Hill drivers will immediately notice the signs on the side of the road for “No C2” and “No C2A”. For those wondering, these are the routes proposed by the Durham-Orange Light Rail GoTriangle which was formerly Triangle Transit. This is a very interesting situation because Downing Creek, the neighborhood just south of Highway 54, is a Chapel Hill address but is located in Durham County. This means it is under Durham jurisdiction. Chapel Hill town council asked for an alternative to the Meadowmont route which was originally slated to be C1 and C1A.
Downing Creek residents are not happy as they feel Durham officials are more concerned with the downtown area rather than the suburbs. In the next few weeks there will be a number of meetings to discuss this issue. Below are the dates:
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.
If you are interested in attending we would suggest getting there early as these are going to be highly debated issues with a number of participants ready to voice their opinion. Below you can see a map of the light rail suggestions and alternatives.