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Road work on 21 at new Arby’s

It’s a kick in the buns for drivers, but for meat lovers, it’s all part of the process of getting a new hamburger joint. The new Arby’s on Hwy. 21 between Westmoreland and Bailey Road is getting new turn lanes, so the northbound lane of Statesville Road/Hwy. 21 will be closed between 8:30​ am and 3​ […]

Jetton Road study at Town Board Monday

This coming Monday night’s Cornelius Town Board meeting will include an update on the traffic study for Jetton Road at the West Catawba Avenue intersection. The meeting Feb. 6 begins at 7 pm in Town Hall. The $11,400 safety study was commissioned jointly by the Town and the State DOT to identity methods of eliminating traffic […]

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Cornelius Park and Ride ready in late April

Nov. 15. Construction has begun on the first-ever Charlotte Area Transportation System (CATS) park and ride facility in Cornelius, as crews clear land on a 4.34 acre parcel of land along the south side of Sefton Park Road between One Norman Boulevard and Liverpool. When completed by the end of April, the facility will be equipped […]

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Nantz Road intersection: Still a horror show for Cornelius

Nov. 7. By Dave Vieser.  The intersection of Nantz Road and West Catawba Avenue is still a mess, as it has been since May, creating both a safety and aesthetic issue for pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and homeowners. And it may be weeks before the final improvements and road realignment will be completed. To make matters worse, an […]

Meeting Oct. 20 for Torrence Chapel/Catawba intersection

A public meeting on possible improvements to the Torrence Chapel/West Catawba Avenue intersection will be held on Thursday Oct. 20 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Town Hall. Residents are encouraged to attend and discuss the proposed alternatives being considered. The Town is partnering with NCDOT on the study. WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff will run the meeting and provide a presentation at 6:30. Following the consultants’ […]

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Work to begin on Torrence Chapel, some re-routing

Oct. 7. By Dave Vieser. Just as the DOT finished adding a second northbound entrance lane to I-77 at Exit 28, Cornelius motorists have another bump in the road: Traffic in the southern end of Torrence Chapel Road will be disrupted for about six weeks while Charlotte Water replaces a forced sewer main. The project involves […]

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Jetton safety study options unveiled at Town Board

Sept. 21. By Dave Vieser. An $11,400 safety study designed to address ways to improve traffic safety on Jetton Road between West Catawba Avenue and Charlestowne Lane suggests a partially closed median at the intersection of Old Jetton and Jetton, and erecting a roundabout at the intersection of Charlestowne Lane and Jetton Road. Town Board […]

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Town boasts of economic ‘explosion’ as residents feel traffic pain

Aug. 16. By Dave Vieser. Even as the town of Cornelius cheerfully promotes an economic “explosion” on its website, residents are complaining about fast-paced growth and a lack of infrastructure that are causing continuous traffic woes. Some of the congestion is a result of construction of toll lanes on Interstate 77. Anger over the traffic situation […]

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Catawba Avenue is OPEN!

UPDATE. Catawba Avenue has reopened in time for the afternoon commute home. Police said the road was closed because of a  large hydraulic oil spill caused by a Republic trash truck. It occurred near Meridian and Mulberry streets. Police redirected traffic to Hwy. 21 and Main Street at the time. There were no injuries, according to police. […]

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NCDOT gets low marks for work on Hwy. 115

June 17. By Dave Vieser. Delays which caused road and rail work on NC 115 to run late, spreading beyond Thursday’s commuter rush to Friday afternoon, generated a new round of criticism from one local official already upset with the prospect of the DOT overseeing toll lanes on I-77. “In the 30 years I’ve spent as […]

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