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Voters say thumbs up to Cornelius transportation bonds

Nov. 7. Cornelius voters have overwhelmingly approved a $24 million bond referendum for transportation improvements. The official results show the bonds won 70.4 percent of the votes cast. “The passage of the bond referendum is excellent news for the Town” said Town Manager Andrew Grant. “The bonds will have a game-changing impact on transportation for […]

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Much-heralded I-77 ‘solution’ could take years

Aug. 15. By Dave Vieser and Dave Yochum. One defeated governor, a Facebook page with 10,000 followers and three vivid community protests later, the NCDOT now says it will see to it that Lake Norman eventually gets one new general purpose lane and one new toll lane on I-77. However, the cost to tear up […]

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Will 1 GP lane, 1 toll lane fix a ‘pig’ of a project?

May 10. By Dave Vieser. In a meeting which consumed barely more than one hour, the members of the I77 Local Advisory Group voiced nearly universal agreement to complete the current construction, then to modify the I-77 expansion in Mecklenburg County from two toll lanes to one general purpose lane and one toll lane. The […]

Will the next meeting be open to the public?

Jan. 30. By Dave Vieser. While there’s still no word on where or when the next meeting of the I-77 Advisory Group will be held, local leaders are saying it needs to be open to the public. The advisory committee, which represents what may well be the last chance to fix the toll lane project, met […]

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Hundreds march on bridge for toll protest

April 28. By Dave Yochum. More than 200 people descended on the Exit 28 bridge on a hot Friday afternoon to protest the $650 million, 50-year contract with Cintra. There was consistent support from passersby who gave a thumbs up and blew their horns on the third anniversary of the first toll protest, the first […]

Mercator Advisors will review Cintra contract

March 31. A company that was part of a team led by Cintra Concesiones de Infraestructuras and Zachry Construction Corp.—to develop the first phase of the Trans-Texas Corridor—has been selected to review the I-77 Express Lanes contract. NC Transportation Secretary Jim Trogdon said Mercator Advisors will conduct an in-depth, outside review. Mercator has not been involved in the $650 […]

Meeting tonight on Torrence Chapel/Catawba improvements

A public meeting on how to improve the Torrence Chapel/West Catawba Avenue area is 6:30 pm at Town Hall. Residents are encouraged to attend and discuss the proposed alternatives which include roundabouts. The Town is partnering with NCDOT on the study, according to Assistant Town Manager Andrew Grant. WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff, an engineering firm, will run the meeting. After their […]

Meeting Oct. 20 for Torrence Chapel/Catawba intersection

A public meeting on possible improvements to the Torrence Chapel/West Catawba Avenue intersection will be held on Thursday Oct. 20 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Town Hall. Residents are encouraged to attend and discuss the proposed alternatives being considered. The Town is partnering with NCDOT on the study. WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff will run the meeting and provide a presentation at 6:30. Following the consultants’ […]

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Jetton safety study options unveiled at Town Board

Sept. 21. By Dave Vieser. An $11,400 safety study designed to address ways to improve traffic safety on Jetton Road between West Catawba Avenue and Charlestowne Lane suggests a partially closed median at the intersection of Old Jetton and Jetton, and erecting a roundabout at the intersection of Charlestowne Lane and Jetton Road. Town Board […]

Diverging Diamond lane closings update!

From Sunday, Sept. 11, through Thursday, Sept. 15, the left eastbound lane coming across the Catawba Avenue bridge is scheduled to close at 9 p.m. each night and to reopen at 6 a.m. the following morning. Because the ramp will remain open, one way for eastbound motorists to reach northbound I-77 will be to use South Hill Street, Vivian Lane and South Ferry […]

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