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Temporary traffic pattern set for Courthouse circle in Pittsboro

Posted Friday, April 2, 2010

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Pittsboro, NC - County, town, highway patrol, and transportation officials met on Thursday to discuss traffic patterns as debris removal continues at the historic Chatham County courthouse following last week’s fire.

The courthouse traffic circle has been closed since the night of the fire as debris has been removed from the structure and as investigators and officials have been assessing the extent of the damage. Options were discussed on Thursday to open some of the circle to local traffic without hampering the process of assessment and debris removal.

The clock tower and the roof collapsed around 1:30 am Friday morning.

Traffic will be opened as shown in image as soon as the fencing can be re-positioned, possibly as early as this afternoon. To download or print a copy of the route map, click here.

“Our joint interest is in opening as much of the circle as possible to allow access to local businesses as we continue our effort,” County Manager Charlie Horne stated. “We will continue to assess the traffic situation as we move through the different phases of recovery.”

Visitors to weekend events in Pittsboro are encouraged to park in lots surrounding the courthouse at 50 Salisbury Street, the old Ford dealership lot, and county government lots and then walk to events in the downtown area.

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