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Inbound Jetton has reopened

Feb. 3. A one-car crash on Jetton adjacent to the Harris Teeter had the two inbound lanes closed for a short time around 2:30 pm. Officials on the scene said the driver lost control. There were only minor injuries.

HAWK means stop when flashing

Dec. 15. By Dave Vieser. The High Intensity Activated Crosswalk signal on Westmorland Road west of I-77 is now in a flashing test mode. This will continue for at least a week before the system is fully activated, probably before the New Year. When it is activated, and a pedestrian pushes the walk button, the […]

Jetton Road Extension/Sefton Park due for improvements

Jetton Extension/Sefton Park: Community meeting Dec. 14

Dec. 9. By Dave Vieser. An informational meeting on the $3 million upgrade planned for Jetton Road extension will take place Dec. 14 at 6 pm in the Community Room at Town Hall. Details Many motorists use Jetton Road extension and Sefton Park as an alternative to West Catawba.  However, the narrow two-lane road has […]

CATS Alternative Commuting: The future of local transit?

CATS on-demand pilot program coming to N. Meck

Dec. 7. By Dave Yochum. The Charlotte Area Transit System plans to test an on-demand service that would allow local travelers to call for a ride in Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville. The goal would be to replace the lightly used Village Rider service in North Mecklenburg. The pilot program will be offered through a mix […]

Davidson installs  dynamic ‘no right on red’ to improve pedestrian safety

Oct. 12. Davidson and the NC Department of Transportation is improving pedestrian safety with new LED signage at downtown signalized crosswalks  that provides a prominent alert to drivers turning right. The intersections are: Main Street and Griffith Street, Main Street and Concord Road, and Main Street and Chairman Blake Lane/South Street. LED message boards facing […]


West Catawba widening may be delayed 3 years

Oct. 11. By Dave Vieser. West Catawba widening from Jetton Road to Sam Furr may not be completed until 2029, delaying the completion of the $52 million project by another three years. It means motorists will continue to endure single-lane travel in each direction for another six to seven years. What happened? Right-of-way acquisitions and […]

Shown is  an example of a HAWK signal mounted on a single mast arm, similar to the one that will be installed on Westmoreland Road, as well as the location of the new crosswalk. | Town of  Cornelius

Westmoreland Road closing Oct. 13 for signal light installation

Oct. 6. Westmoreland Road will be closed between Hwy. 21 and West Catawba Avenue on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 8 pm to 2 am as J.D. Goodrum installs a mid-block crosswalk with  signal lights. The new crosswalk will serve as a connection between Phase I and Phase II of McDowell Creek Greenway. Once constructed, the […]

Corvette vs. SUV at Captain's Watch and Jetton

Jetton partially blocked after 2-car crash and roll-over

Oct. 5. All four lanes of Jetton Road were blocked when a late model Corvette collided with a Grand Cherokee which flipped over near the middle of Jetton. Cornelius Police and Fire were on the scene as well as MEDIC and NC State Police. The accident happened at about 1 pm at the intersection of […]

Crosswalk fix on Westmoreland under way

Oct. 4. Crosswalk improvements at Westmoreland Road connecting the two phases of McDowell Creek Greenway between Magnolia Estates and Birkdale Village at Sam Furr are under way and should be completed early next year. The new, well-marked crosswalk will include a High Intensity Activated Crosswalk (HAWK) pedestrian signal system. To watch a video of a […]

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 […]