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New transportation task force will look for finance options

Aug. 11. By Dave Vieser. Just in case anyone needed to be reminded, road improvements and growth are the major topics of concern in Cornelius so far this election year. This certainly was exemplified on Monday July 17. That was the  same night that applicant Drew Thigpen withdrew his rezoning application for a multi-structure Cornelius […]

Task force will look for new funding mechanisms for road projects

July 18. Mayor Woody Washam has announced the creation of a Mayor’s Task Force on Transportation Funding and Implementation. The purpose of this task will be to investigate how to more quickly move critical town road projects forward within the town.  This Task Force is a follow-up to the already established Transportation Advisory Board which […]

Memorial at Silver Quay and W. Catawba

Crosswalks on W. Catawba not coming soon

Jan. 10. By Dave Vieser. On the morning of Nov. 30, a pedestrian was killed in Cornelius after being struck by an automobile on West Catawba Avenue near the intersection of Westmoreland Lake Drive. The scene of the accident is about midway between Nantz Road and Westmoreland Road, where no crosswalks exist on West Catawba […]

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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Electric vehicle chargers in Davidson are ready for use

Dec. 2. Two new electric vehicle (EV) chargers are up and running in Davidson. The Level 2 EV chargers are at Davidson Town Hall and next to the Harris Teeter on Jetton Street. They’re part of  Duke Energy’s Park & Plug Pilot Program. News hook New gasoline-powered cars will be banned in California under a […]

EnergyUnited hosts EV Ride & Drive Saturday in Troutman

Sept. 22. EnergyUnited will host an Electric Vehicle Ride & Drive Event Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Career Academy and Technical School in Troutman. “Driving Change: EnergyUnited’s EV Event” will feature various exhibitors, including Plug In NC, ChargePoint Chargers, Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition, Huck Cycles and Forsyth Tech as well as local food truck Wrap […]

Hwy. 115 has reopened after unannounced closing

Sept. 15. By Dave Vieser.  What we have here is a failure to communicate! So it appears in relation to the closing of NC Hwy. 115 at Bailey Road this week, creating all kinds of problems for motorists traveling through town, and especially for those traveling to and from Hough and Bailey Middle.        Blindsided […]

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 […]

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What do you think about left turns at Torrence Chapel?

March 22. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board plans to survey residents on eliminating left turns at the Torrence Chapel/Liverpool Parkway/West Catawba intersection. In a memo to the board, Deputy Manager Wayne Herron said “NCDOT has asked the Town for one last consideration regarding removing the left turns now versus in the future.” The […]


Industry expert: Gas prices poised to climb

Feb. 5. Retail gasoline prices rose across the United States in 2021 with the average retail price for regular grade gasoline increasing to $3.01 per gallon nationwide. The average US retail gasoline price began 2021 at $2.25 a gallon. The average price first passed $3 on May 17, after disruptions to Colonial Pipeline operations. Will […]