New Library and Cultural Center Coming to Downtown Carrboro!

Check here for the latest! Completion is anticipated by Summer 2024
  • Future home of Carrboro Recreation, Parks and Cultural Resources; Orange County Southern Branch Library; Orange County Skills Development Center; WCOM Radio; a teen center and performance/multipurpose uses. 
  • Accessible from Chapel Hill Transit bus routes CW, F and J routes, the Go Triangle 405 route, a soon-to-be built sidewalk along S. Greensboro Street, and the Libba Cotten Bikeway 
  • New facility will include parking deck with 171 vehicle parking spaces and 70 bike parking spots. 
  • If you would like to be included on a neighborhood email list, which includes residents living in the adjacent neighborhood and the local business community, reach us at the203project@carrboronc.gov  We will send you project updates! 
  • The Town of Carrboro will post monthly project updates here on the Town website and through social media. Sign up to receive Carrboro Town News at www.carrboronc.gov/signup

Check out our 203 Project YouTube Playlist for monthly construction updates.

The 203 Project is located at 203 S. Greensboro Street, an existing Carrboro municipal parking lot near the center of the town. This is a combined effort between the Town of Carrboro and Orange County to create a community  three-story public facility with opportunities for education, art and connection.

The tower crane will be removed at the construction site of The 203 Project, requiring temporary closure of Roberson Street from west of Maple Avenue to S. Greensboro Street. 

Traffic impacts are as follows: 

  • Wednesday, Jan. 17 – Roberson Street closed 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
  • Thursday, Jan. 18 – Roberson Street closed 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
  • Friday, Jan. 19 – Roberson Street closed 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.  

The 130-foot tower crane has been a fixture in the downtown Carrboro landscape since December 2022. Its removal is a key moment in project construction, signaling that the main structure is fully installed, and the project has entered into its final phase towards completion. It’s an exciting project milestone! 

We thank you in advance for your patience with this traffic disruption as the project progresses.

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E. Carr Street will be closed between S. Greensboro Street and Maple Avenue from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays starting on Wednesday, Jan. 10, and lasting for about three weeks.

The temporary closure will accommodate utility and drainage work associated with construction of the new library and civic building. 

There will be flaggers at each end of Maple Avenue to guide alternating one-way traffic around the work zone. E. Carr Street will be reopened to traffic during non-work hours. 

All travelers are urged to slow down, be alert, and drive with caution through the area.