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Commissioner calls for more local authority for some transportation issues

Jan. 9. By Dave Vieser. Cornelius Town Commissioner Denis Bilodeau says he will push for more local authority to address smaller transportation solutions “that have big results.” He’s a member of the town’s Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) as well as the Charlotte Regional Planning Transportation Organization (CRPTO). Quality of life issues “To put it mildly, […]

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Hickory St., Northcross Drive improvements moving ahead

Jan. 4. By Dave Vieser. The First Cornelius Town Board meeting of 2023, held last night due to the New Years Day holiday on Monday, was a rather subdued event. There were no public hearings on the agenda. However, commissioners approved a number of property transfers and donations, which are needed to begin construction on […]


Scoring process paves the way for street repairs

Aug. 31. More than five miles of town-maintained roads will be resurfaced starting this fall. The roads, listed below, are selected based on rankings provided by a third party engineering firm, according to Assistant Town Manager Tyler Beardsley. The firm gives each road a score of zero to 100, with zero being very bad condition […]

CLT Water closing part of South Street in Davidson

Aug. 23: Charlotte Water will close South Street from Cathey Street to Mimosa Street from late August to early October because of a major wastewater project. The connector between Antiquity and downtown Davidson is also home to baseball fields, churches, schools and the future Davidson Town Hall. The wastewater project, which extends to Hillside at […]

Town maps out plan for 5.2 miles of repaving

Aug. 16. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board approved an $883,500 contract which will fund the resurfacing of town-maintained roads at Monday night’s meeting. Albemarle-based NJR Group had the lowest bid out of the five companies who responded. There is a total of 5.2 miles to be resurfaced. Work should begin this fall and […]

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Repaving contract tops tonight’s Town Board agenda

Aug. 15. Consideration of an $883,500 contract to resurface several miles of town-maintained roads highlights the Cornelius Town Board meeting Monday evening Aug. 15. Albermarle-based NJR Group had the lowest bid out of the companies responding. The town actually received five bids for the contract, according to Assistant Town Manager Tyler Beardsley. NJR was the […]

Town seeks bids for resurfacing local roads

July 11. By Dave Vieser. Cornelius is seeking bids from construction firms to resurface 5.62 miles of town-maintained roads. Bids will be opened in late July, and, if accepted, work will start in the fall. Background The town’s last repaving project was in FY 2019 when 5.19 miles of town roads were repaved. Town roads […]


Construction ahead: Where road work begins in 2022

Jan. 25. By Dave Vieser. First, the good news: Multiple road improvements are expected to begin in 2022—much of it involving relocating utilities. The bad news: Most of the projects will not be completed by year-end 2022 and the timeline may be extended even further if the NC Dept. of Transportation runs out of  money. […]

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Road funding: Find alternate routes

July 19. By Dave Vieser. When Deputy Town Manager Wayne Herron recently disclosed that the DOT’s construction and widening of West Catawba Avenue—a crucial project for the west half of Cornelius—would not even begin until 2025,  questions were raised as to whether local municipalities have any alternate ability to fund such projects, especially in view […]

N. Main St. closing temporarily due to construction

July 13. By Dave Vieser. North Main Street, the principal connector between downtown Cornelius and Davidson, will be closed to through traffic this weekend, beginning Friday July 16. North Main will be closed at Walnut Street in Davidson from 6 pm Friday July 16 to 6 am Monday July 19. Contractors for Charlotte Water will […]