Posted on 20 January 2015.
Kurt Naas, left, of Widen I-77 answers reporters questions Tuesday with lawyer Matt Arnold. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)
By DAVID BORAKS
CHARLOTTE – Calling the NC DOT’s I-77 widening plan unconstitutional, the nonprofit anti-toll group Widen I-77 filed suit Tuesday at Mecklenburg Superior Court seeking to halt the $655 million project. Meanwhile, the DOT acknowledged Tuesday that it expects its private partner on the project won’t make a Jan. 22 deadline to obtain financing, but the deadline will be extended to give the company more time.
The Cornelius-based group’s leaders announced the suit at a press conference Tuesday morning at the offices of their lawyers, Arnold & Smith, surrounded by TV cameras and reporters. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Cornelius, Davidson, Exit 28 area, Huntersville, Living with Growth, Mooresville, Public works, Transportation
Posted on 09 December 2014.
Posted in Mooresville, Police blotter, Police Blotter
Posted on 18 November 2014.
A work train with construction equipment pulls through downtown Cornelius on a recent afternoon. Norfolk Southern is replacing ties along the line through north Mecklenburg and South Iredell. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)
If you’ve been along the Norfolk Southern “O” line tracks through north Mecklenburg and south Iredell, you may have notice a lot of train whistles lately. And what’s with the fresh railroad ties and stone?
No, it’s not the impending arrival of commuter rail. That project remains at a dead stop at the moment. A Norfolk Southern spokesman this week said it was routine track maintenance.
Norfolk Southern killed state and local hopes for the Red Line Commuter Rail Project in 2013 when it declined to join in planning for the line. The company called commuter rail ‘fundamentally incompatible‘ with its potential future use of the line and ability to grow its business in North Carolina.
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Posted in Commuter rail line, Cornelius, Davidson, Downtown and old Cornelius, Huntersville, Mooresville, Photo of the Day, Transportation