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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 […]


W. Catawba ridiculousness, Part 9

June 14. [Updated] By Dave Vieser. A $380,000 computerized traffic signal control system once hailed as “the answer” to heavy West Catawba Avenue traffic was quietly ditched last year by the Town of Cornelius. The system, known as Rhythm In-Sync, was supposedly designed to offer superior traffic light cycle timing based on real-time traffic, with […]

Dam that traffic jam

Feb. 28. By Dave Vieser. If you were stuck in traffic Friday afternoon on West Catawba Avenue, it wasn’t the traffic signal system that failed. This time the culprit was a new-car transporter that broke down right before the I-77 bridge. Eastbound traffic was delayed as far back as Bethel Church Road. Turns out there […]


Waffle House on W. Catawba closed for good

  July 27. The Waffle House on West Catawba is closed for good, according to the people at Waffle House corporate in Georgia. The Waffle House location was open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for years in the same location. No word on who or what will move in. If you’ve ever […]

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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 […]


W. Catawba widening: Delays ahead

June 15. By Dave Vieser. It looks like the $50 million widening of West Catawba Avenue from Jetton Road to Sam Furr Road will not be completed until 2027. Indeed, construction is still several years away from starting. Deputy Town Manager Wayne Herron provided an update on local road improvements at Monday’s Planning Board meeting. […]


Alexander Farm construction will start in 4th quarter

June 10. By Dave Yochum. The developer of the Alexander Farm property at Westmoreland and West Catawba says they will break ground on the $110 million mixed-use project during the fourth quarter of this year. The development includes single-family homes, a Lidl grocery store, additional retail and an age-restricted, resort-style apartment complex. Florida-based WIN Development […]

The Junker parcel lies between Junker Drive and Harborview facing W. Catawba

Town Board meeting: Hearings on W. Catawba project, FY 21-22 budget

June 8. By Dave Vieser. The final public hearing on the Junker Project, a five-story, mixed-use project proposed for West Catawba just to the east of the Wher-Rena boat showroom, attracted 11 residents in person on Monday June 7, all in opposition. There was one email in favor. The town’s proposed $26.1 million budget for […]

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Final public hearing on plans for apartments/retail is Monday at Town Hall

June 4. By Dave Vieser. The final public hearing on a controversial rezoning request to build a five-story mixed use complex on West Catawba Avenue will be conducted Monday June 7 beginning at 5 pm at Cornelius Town Hall. The project, proposed by veteran Mecklenburg builder Jake Palillo, has generated considerable opposition. The project, which […]

The Junker parcel lies between Junker Drive and Harborview facing W. Catawba

Plan for 252-unit apartment project may go to Town Board Monday

June 2. The Cornelius Planning Board has recommended by a 6-0 vote that the Town Board deny a rezoning request from veteran North Meck builder Jake Palillo. He is planning 252 unit apartment complex with commercial space on West Catawba just east of the Wher-Rena property. Tuesday’s vote was on a revised site plan for […]