Posted on 18 September 2014.
Nobody wants to sit in a long line of cars. That’s why the back roads around West Catawba Avenue have been jammed this summer as Cornelius residents hunt for shortcuts to bypass the gridlock around the Exit 28 interchange. Contractors for the NCDOT are in the mist of a $6 million project to reconfigure the interchange into what’s called a diverging diamond.
While some of the shortcuts can shave 30 minutes off your commute, others now are anything but a secret – snarled with traffic. Still others require cutting in line and that could earn you the ire of other drivers.
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- Jonathan Cox
Posted in Cornelius, Downtown and old Cornelius, Exit 28 area, Statesville Road/US 21, West Catawba Avenue, Westmoreland
Posted on 27 June 2014.
Posted in Cornelius, Davidson, Exit 28 area, Huntersville, Planning & Development, Statesville Road/US 21, Town Hall, Traffic alerts, Transportation, West Catawba Avenue, Westmoreland
Posted on 21 May 2014.
A new right turn lane is now open on northbound West Catawba Avenue at Westmoreland Road. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)
A new right turn lane is now open from West Catawba Avenue northbound onto Westmoreland Road, easing congestion and making turns easier at peak hours.
Town project manager Tyler Beardsley said Wednesday that the work was substantially completed by May 14, ahead of a May 16 contract deadline.
The NC Department of Transportation hired Country Boy Landscaping of Harmony for the $509,400 project. The total cost included design, acquiring right-of-way, relocating utilities and construction.
The Town of Cornelius received a $275,000 CMAQ (Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality) grant for the work and is paying the remaining $231,400 from town funds.
The DOT and contractor will have a final walk-through next week to officially close out the project, or agree on last-minute adjustments, Beardsley said.
April 26, 2014, “Photo of the day: Night work at Westmoreland Road.”
March 19, 2014, “Work begins soon on turn lane at W. Catawba & Westmoreland”
Posted in Cornelius, Town Hall, Traffic alerts, West Catawba Avenue, Westmoreland