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NCDOT outlines lane closures for new DDI at Exit 23, starting Thursday

Sept. 5. By Dave Vieser. Say what you will about Diverging Diamond Interchanges (DDI), but statistics have proven that they are safer than a standard interchange with left turns. With that in mind, the DOT will be closing all southbound lanes each night between 11 pm and 5 am on a stretch of Interstate 77 […]

CATS virtual meeting at 5:30 regarding local transit improvements

Nov. 18. CATS will hold a virtual public meeting at 5:30 pm today regarding future enhancements for MetroRAPID bus rapid transit (BRT) service in the north corridor which includes Cornelius, Huntersville, Davidson and Mooresville. CATS will present proposed park and ride locations, mobility hub locations and “direct connects” to the I-77 Express Lanes. Click here […]

Police need help locating white van in homicide case

Aug. 12. Cornelius Police are looking for help identifying a suspect vehicle involved in the shooting of 34-year-old Brandon David Hedrick of Mooresville on I-77 this morning. His body was located in a vehicle in the southbound toll lanes of I-77. Police say he was killed by a gunshot. The vehicle is possibly a white […]


I-77 Express will allow extended commercial vehicles starting Feb. 8

Feb. 5. I-77 Mobility Partners and the NC Dept. of Transportation will allow more types of vehicles into the I-77 Express lanes starting Feb. 8. Larger two-axle vehicles and vehicles pulling single axle trailers can begin using the express lanes. “Expanding the type of vehicle that can enter the toll lanes is an acknowledgment that […]

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Newsmakers Breakfast: How SC is going after our freight

Mecklenburg County Commissioner Jim Puckett and former Lake Norman Chamber Chairman John Hettwer will be in the hot seat(s) at Business Today Newsmakers Breakfast May 17 at The Peninsula Club. The topic during the audience-driven question and answer session is South Carolina’s growing advantage in interstate commerce. Both men are active in the anti-toll leadership, […]


Exit 28 construction project will close lanes

Sept. 7. Traffic challenges at the Exit 28 interchange in Cornelius are about to get even worse, at least temporarily. But the town says a planned construction project will ease congestion at the exit over the long haul. Staring this Sunday, Sept. 11, the N.C. Department of Transportation will begin construction of an additional lane […]

Cornelius town board OKs Exit 28 landscape contract

Sept. 7. By Dave Vieser The Cornelius Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a $38,880 contract with Viz LLC to perform landscaping work at the Exit 28 intersection with I-77 at its first September meeting. Under the plan, a final design would be presented to the town by December, and all work would be completed by the […]


Cabarrus is a model for how to accomplish infrastructure

Cabarrus County has done quite well in the world of NCDOT and improvements to infrastructure. In fact, it’s one of the South’s largest distribution centers, thanks to I-85 widening projects that provide quicker access to both Charlotte and Raleigh. And thanks, also, to a sustained group effort between the Cabarrus Chamber and politicians up and […]