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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: [email protected] Project Phone Number: 984- 205-6615 enter project code 4806 Comments should be submitted before Nov. 5. The specific […]

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Nightmare on W. Catawba?

UPDATED Oct. 4. By Dave Vieser. The long-awaited widening of West Catawba Avenue between Jetton Road and NC Highway 73 will ultimately bring a new four-lane divided highway to the very busy western Cornelius corridor. Getting there however may prove to be a real test of wills for drivers and pedestrians. The NC Dept. of […]

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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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Planning Board OKs Caroline, Greenway Gartens

Sept. 3. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Planning Board unanimously recommended approval for the Greenway Gartens and Caroline projects at a special four-hour meeting held last night at Town Hall. Their recommendation will now be considered by the town commissioners at their upcoming meeting Tuesday, the day after Labor Day. Lengthy testimony The decision at […]

Davidson seeks public input on pedestrian safety

Sept. 2. The Town of Davidson Pedestrian Safety Task Force seeks your input on pedestrian safety.  The Pedestrian Safety Task Force is a group of residents selected through an application process to make pedestrian safety recommendations to the Board of Commissioners.  The Pedestrian Safety Task Force was charged with soliciting feedback from the wider community […]

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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 […]

Atrium medical complex could jump-start I-77 ‘flyover’

Aug. 19 By Dave Vieser. UPDATED 2 pm. The planned Atrium hospital and medical complex between Hwy. 21 and I-77 south of Westmoreland may speed up a new east/west “flyover” which will traverse I-77. The Bailey Road flyover would run from Hwy. 21 over I-77 to the yet-to-be-built Northcross Road extension west of the interstate. […]

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The creation of a traffic mast takes time

July 22. By Dave Yochum. When a dump truck with its bed still in the raised position struck a traffic light at West Catawba and Jetton Road last year, it was a moment in Cornelius transportation history. The big Kenworth driven by a Concord man bent the mast or pole that holds up the arm […]

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 […]

Westmoreland/Hwy. 21 fix scheduled for 2031

July 12. By Dave Vieser. While NCDOT has installed a new right-turn signal at the busy Westmoreland Road/Hwy. 21 intersection, it may be a decade before the intersection is completely renovated along with the widening of Hwy. 21. The Hwy. 21 widening project has been dropped from the NCDOT’s Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, according to […]