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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 […]

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Bump in the road: Inflation impacts Cornelius NCDOT road projects

July 7. By Dave Vieser. The escalating cost of goods and services is having an impact on many aspects of life, not the least of which are road improvement projects promised for Cornelius. Compounded by cash-flow problems at the NC Dept. of Transportation, some projects may be delayed, others even canceled, as officials scramble with […]

Roundabouts for Torrence Chapel/Liverpool get rocky reception

Roundabouts: We will remember you

June 7. By Dave Vieser. The triple roundabouts related to the troublesome intersection of Torrence Chapel Road and West Catawba appear to be doomed. At their pre-agenda meeting on Monday June 6, the Town Board concurred with the recommendation of the town staff that the roundabouts be abandoned, primarily as a result of a new […]


A major bump in the road to triple roundabouts

June 3. By Dave Vieser. The Torrence Chapel Road roundabouts may be in peril, as a result of a new analysis provided by the NC Dept. of Transportation. Indeed, the price-tag for three new roundabouts has jumped by some $11.5 million—and since the town would have to shoulder all of the increase,  officials may be […]

Catawba Ave. has reopened downtown

March 23. Catawba Avenue downtown near the Cain Center has reopened to two-way traffic, having been partially closed for the past month, with one lane of traffic rerouted behind the live-work units just west of Town Hall. There will still be some occasional closures, but they will likely only be for one day at a […]

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Jetton Extension will be rebuilt, with bike lanes

March 8. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board approved the first step in rebuilding Jetton Road Extension. The $133,000 project was awarded to the CES Group, one of four firms which bid on the project. Tyler Beardsley, who will be the town’s project coordinator, noted that the Jetton Road Extension/Sefton Parkway thoroughfare has been […]


Is W. Catawba widening in the fast lane? Maybe not.

Oct. 26. By Dave Vieser. News that West Catawba Avenue Phase II widening would be done a year sooner, appears to be a false alarm. The project will be completed as planned in 2027, not 2026. In a newsletter to residents, emailed on Sunday Oct. 24, the town said “one project that has moved up […]

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Big bend: NCDOT wants comments on Bailey Road straightening

Oct. 7. By Dave Vieser. The NC Dept. of Transportation is seeking public comments about plans to extend Bailey Road westward on a new straighter route to Hwy. 21 in Cornelius. How to comment: Project Email: baileyrd-us21@publicinput.com Project Phone Number: 984- 205-6615 enter project code 4806 Comments should be submitted before Nov. 5. The specific […]

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Bailey Road/Hwy. 115 construction running behind

Sept. 27. By Dave Vieser. First, we learned that improvements at the Bailey Road/Hwy. 115 intersection would not be done in time for the opening of school due to an NCDOT snafu. Now, further unrelated delays may push the project’s completion into November. The problem was revealed at a Cornelius Town Board meeting by Assistant […]

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Smooth sailing (mostly) at Bailey/Hwy. 115 intersection

Aug. 26. Cornelius Police say there were no issues with the road construction—which is running behind schedule—at Bailey Road and Hwy. 115 as kids went back to school at Hough High and Bailey Middle. Police said the town coordinated with the project manager to minimize the impact on school traffic. The contractor cannot have any […]