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West Catawba

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W. Catawba congestion intensifies with construction

June 21. By Dave Vieser. If you’ve sensed that traffic congestion on West Catawba Ave has been worse lately, you’re right. A combination of factors has added to the usual daytime traffic volume, highlighted by the lack of vehicle sensors at the Jetton Road intersection. Here’s the scoop: 1. Traffic signal at Jetton Road: as […]

Rendering of Lightbridge Academy

Community meeting for new development project is June 26

June 12. By Dave Vieser. Should zoning be changed to permit an early childcare center and preschool to be built on a vacant plot at the intersection of West Catawba and Edinburgh Square Drive? Residents will have the opportunity to make their feelings known at a community meeting set for 6 pm Wednesday June 26 […]

Rendering of Lightbridge Academy

It looks like a pre-school may come to W. Catawba

May 21. By Dave Vieser. A vacant parcel on West Catawba may soon be occupied by an early childcare center and preschool. The 1.32 acre property is located on West Catawba between Edinburgh Square Drive and Westmoreland Lake Drive. First Hartford Realty Co. of Manchester, CT has applied to the town for a rezoning which […]

Pre-development review today for new commercial project on W. Catawba

May 9. By Dave Vieser. A proposed 14,000 square foot commercial project on a 4.35 acre site on West Catawba Avenue comes before the Pre-development Review Committee (PDRC) at their meeting today. It’s located on the site off the former First Community Bank just east of Chick-fil-A According to Cornelius Planning Director Rox Burhans, FHNC […]


New pedestrian crossings planned for W. Catawba

Nov. 22. By Dave Vieser. With the widening of West Catawba Avenue several years away, the Cornelius Town Board has decided to spend $216,000 on two new pedestrian crossings, one near where a pedestrian was killed in 2022. It will take about four months for them to be designed and fully installed. The locations—West Catawba […]


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 […]