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​As complaints pile up, I-77 sub​-​contractor caused Friday’s ​gridlock

May 16. By Dave Vieser. ​Less than a month after loose steel reflectors became a critical safety issue in the I-77 construction zone, it turns out a dump truck being operated by a ​Cintra ​sub​-​contractor caused massive gridlock in Cornelius and​ ​on the interstate last Friday May 12. ​The accident happened around 12:30​ ​am​ in […]

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Hundreds march on bridge for toll protest

April 28. By Dave Yochum. More than 200 people descended on the Exit 28 bridge on a hot Friday afternoon to protest the $650 million, 50-year contract with Cintra. There was consistent support from passersby who gave a thumbs up and blew their horns on the third anniversary of the first toll protest, the first […]

Crazy gridlock

April 20. Police and town officials are keeping an eye on traffic on West Catawba which was fully gridlocked in both directions late this afternoon. Police are watching cameras on the town’s major artery, but there’s apparently no explanation other than unusual delays on I-77. 0000000

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Town Board pushes for more bus improvements

April 18. By Dave Vieser. At their April 17 meeting, the Cornelius Town Board unanimously adopted a resolution urging the Metropolitan Transit Commission (MTC) to reallocate a majority of the funds designated to study options for the Red Line toward improved bus services. The MTC is the governing board for CATS, which provides bus services in […]

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60-day moratorium adopted by Cornelius Town Board

April 4. By Dave Vieser. Cornelius town officials have unanimously adopted a 60 day moratorium for subdivisions and development permits within  the “Highway Commercial District” west of I-77. The moratorium, which will run through June 2, was adopted at the board’s Monday April 3 meeting. “This short-term moratorium allows the Town the time to study and evaluate […]

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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