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Cornelius News

Sharrow the road

May 6. The possibility of Cornelius seeing its first sharrows grew more likely recently when the town’s Transportation Advisory Board gave the idea a thumbs-up.

Sharrows are diagrams embedded in the pavement for those situations where cyclists and drivers must use the same lane.

The sharrows are being considered for the eastbound/outbound left lane of Jetton Road at the intersection of Charles Towne Lane.

TAB members did not support adding signs, but said the symbols in the pavement make sense.

The proposal will still need to be reviewed and approved by the town’s senior staff as well as the Town Board.

Jetton is a town-maintained thoroughfare, so the addition of traffic measures such as sharrows will ultimately rest with the Town Board, and will not require NCDOT approval.