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Cornelius News

Town Board may request lower speed on Main St.

Members of the Cornelius Town Board may ask the NCDOT to cut the speed limit on Main Street from 35 to 25 miles per hour. The reduction would run from the Davidson line near the railroad trestle to Washam Potts Road.

Over the past year, the town has received requests from citizens to consider lowering the speed limit there. “Since this would actually be a continuation of the Davidson limit, I would favor this request,” Commissioner Woody Washam said, “especially with the number of pedestrians, bikes and increased traffic on Main Street.”

However, since Main Street/Hwy. 115 is a state maintained road, the town can only request a change in the speed limit. The final determination must be made by the state.

Also at the Sept. 8 meeting, the commissioners will continue a public hearing to consider a new parking plan for the YMCA, located on Davidson Street, which would expand their parking facilities from 252 to 317 spaces. The new plan includes a new entrance from Davidson Street to their existing parking lot, but does not include any connection with Church Street.

The hearing for the plan was first opened on Aug. 17 but held over for the Sept. 8 meeting. The meeting begins at 7 pm in Town Hall on Catawba Avenue.