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Bumps ahead: Process to use HOV lanes requires planning or transponder

Oct. 15. By Dave Vieser. Even in a pandemic, the toll lanes which continue to haunt Lake Norman area politicians, also haunt local motorists. For example, motorists with three passengers or more traveling from Cornelius to Charlotte and seeking to use the toll lanes for free must navigate a rather difficult process while being clairvoyant. […]

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Traffic matters back up Alexander Farm hearing

Aug. 6. By Dave Vieser. A public hearing on the $110 million Alexander Farm project, scheduled for Monday Aug. 10, is expected to be postponed until later this month. “We will be recommending that the Planning Board consider tabling the project until a special meeting on Monday, August 24th at 6:30 pm,” said Planning Director […]

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Alexander Farm project faces traffic issues

Aug. 6. By Dave Vieser. The would-be developers of the Alexander Farm property in Cornelius have been working hard to try and convince local officials and residents that their plans for the 55-acre farm are appropriate and responsible. However, in the final analysis, it may be the NC Dept. of Transportation which has the final […]

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Intersection gets temporary fix

May 15. By Dave Vieser. Some relief is due soon for motorists traveling across West Catawba on Jetton. Crews hired by the NCDOT were busy installing wooden traffic signal poles Thursday afternoon. The good news: Once the poles are stabilized, the traffic signals on the south side will be transferred to lines hoisted on the […]

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Public hearing on ‘Retreat at W. Catawba’ pushed to Feb. 18

By Dave Vieser. The public hearing on the Retreat at West Catawba project, originally scheduled for Tuesday Jan. 22 at Cornelius Town Hall, is expected to be delayed until Monday Feb. 18 at 7 pm. The proposal calls for as many as 42 townhomes and two commercial buildings on a 9.5 acre parcel. The property […]

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Antiquity HOA seeks help with Old Canal sink hole

Dec. 3. By Dave Vieser. At the Cornelius Town Board meeting Monday night, commissioners received an appeal for help from Phil Bechtold, president of the Antiquity HOA. His comments concerned another sink hole which has opened up on Old Canal Street in the Antiquity community. “Although it’s on private property, this sink hole has created […]

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Questions around the toll lanes?

What portion of the project will be finished in January? Most of the new lanes in the Cornelius/Huntersville area will be completed and open by January but in areas closer to Charlotte, work remains. Detectors have been installed above the toll lanes to read license information on cars using the toll lanes. This information is […]

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Arrivederci Pizza Hut; Starbucks will move

  Nov. 19. The old Pizza Hut  on West Catawba Avenue has been demolished to make way for a new 3,237 square foot Starbucks, complete with a drive through. Said to be one of the largest Starbucks’ in the country, the new facility will replace their current location on One Norman Boulevard and West Catawba. […]

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Cornelius QuikTrip: At a crossroads

By Dave Vieser. QuikTrip’s arrival in Cornelius has been anything but quick: Efforts to reach a consensus on the intersection of Hwy. 21 and Catawba Avenue have gone in circles. Now QT says it may lease the forlorn property rather than redevelop it. Officials at QuikTrip as well as Cashion’s and nearby businesses oppose the […]

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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