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Hwy. 21 update: Let’s get wide in 2026, maybe 2029

March 27. By Dave Vieser. With the new Atrium Health Lake Norman rising day by day, you may be wondering when Hwy. 21, AKA Statesville Road, will be widened. The two-lane road produces lengthy delays for both north and southbound motorists. A widening project is going stretch from Chic-fil-A in Huntersville north to just past […]

New Exit 27 heads up town’s legislative priorities

March 19. By Dave Vieser. Funds to plan and design a new Exit 27 at Westmoreland Road head up the 2024 legislative agenda adopted by the Cornelius Town Board last night. The Town adopts a legislative agenda every year to identify our prioritie. Elected officials and staff use them to communicate with state officials on […]

Roundabouts, tolls, restricted access

Roundabouts on Hwy. 21 will be completed in Winter 2027

Dec. 1. By Dave Vieser. Work will finally begin inMarch on two new roundabouts at the Catawba Avenue/Hwy. 21 intersection just east of I-77. The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has awarded a $14.6 million contract to the Caton Construction Group of Charlottesville, Va. to perform the work. When the traffic circles are completed, […]

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 […]

NCDOT projects: Costs up, some completion dates slip

June 4. By Dave Vieser. A new NCDOT project update for Cornelius is not particularly good news: Total costs are up, and some completion dates have been pushed back again. Of the seven projects, West Catawba Phase 2 is by far the major concern. NCDOT’s estimated date for seeking construction bids has been pushed back […]

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No-left-turn plan at Torrence Chapel seems to have run out of gas

Sept. 20. At the Sept. 19 Town Board meeting, the commissioners honored past Planning Board Chair Keith Eicher and Vice Chair Lee Peterson. Both have retired from their Planning Board posts due to reaching their term limits as outlined by Town regulations. In presenting Eicher and Peterson with their service plaques, Mayor Woody Washam said […]

Hwy. 115 has reopened after unannounced closing

Sept. 15. By Dave Vieser.  What we have here is a failure to communicate! So it appears in relation to the closing of NC Hwy. 115 at Bailey Road this week, creating all kinds of problems for motorists traveling through town, and especially for those traveling to and from Hough and Bailey Middle.        Blindsided […]

Town wants NCDOT to greenlight more signs on DDI

June 14. By Dave Vieser. Cornelius officials are asking the NC Dept. of Transportation to install “Do Not Block Intersection” signs on the Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) at Exit 28. “I witness motorists blocking traffic there on a daily basis,” said Commissioner Todd Sansbury. “Either people don’t understand how the DDI works or they purposely […]


Meeting today on Hickory/115 redo, including a light

April 25. By Dave Vieser. A special meeting to discuss proposed Improvements for the Hickory Street/Hwy. 115 intersection in downtown Cornelius will be held Monday April 25 from 5 pm to 7 pm at Town Hall on Catawba Avenue. “There is concern about the timing and the funding for the improvements planned at this intersection,” […]

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What do you think about left turns at Torrence Chapel?

March 22. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board plans to survey residents on eliminating left turns at the Torrence Chapel/Liverpool Parkway/West Catawba intersection. In a memo to the board, Deputy Manager Wayne Herron said “NCDOT has asked the Town for one last consideration regarding removing the left turns now versus in the future.” The […]