Emergency Drill on Manning Drive on Monday, Aug. 11

On Monday, Aug. 11, the University will conduct an emergency drill on south campus. As part of this drill, Manning Drive will be temporarily closed at the intersection of Manning Drive and Ridge Road between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Please plan to use an alternate route when traveling to/from UNC Hospitals during the day on Aug. 11. Emergency responders and emergency vehicles will still be allowed to pass through, but all others will be detoured. Read for more information.

The N.C. Department of Transportation (http://www.ncdot.gov/) has approved the closure of a portion (http://bit.ly/1nwdTmw) of Manning Drive (except to emergency vehicles), between the intersection of Manning Drive and Ridge Road and the intersection of Manning Drive and Skipper Bowles Drive, while UNC officials conduct the emergency drill. Motorists are encouraged to use the posted detour route (http://bit.ly/1nwdTmw) along Bowles Drive. Chapel Hill Transit service (FCX, HU and S routes) will be detoured along Bowles Drive.  The U route will use Bowles Drive (from Ridge Road), right on Tar Heel Boulevard to Family Medicine, left on Bowles Drive to regular route. Additionally, the bus stops on Manning Drive at Ehringhaus Residence Hall and Horton/Hinton James Residence Halls will be closed during the emergency drill.  Customers may board detoured buses at the bus stop on Manning Drive at Public Safety.

For more information about the drill, read this message from Chief Jeff McCracken, Director of Public Safety at UNC.