Posted on 20 August 2014.
Carolina Rapids youth soccer players practiced on Bailey Road Park’s new turf field Tuesday. See a gallery of photos below from Tuesday’s dedication. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)
By DAVID BORAKS
Poor field conditions have long been a headache for Lake Norman area athletes. Last spring, Carolina Rapids Soccer Club games or practices were canceled an astounding 35 percent of the time last because of rain or unusable fields, the group’s director says.
That’s why after years of discussions the nonprofit club partnered earlier this year with the Town of Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation & Culture (PARC) to help pay for artificial turf fields at Bailey Road Park in Cornelius. Read the full story
Posted in Bailey Road, Cornelius, Nonprofit news, PARC, Photo of the Day, Planning & Development, public spaces, Sports, Town Hall
Posted on 19 August 2014.
By JONATHAN COX
There was standing room at Town Hall Monday night as residents came to voice their opinions for and against the town’s long-delayed sidewalk construction project on Torrence Chapel Road. Meanwhile, commissioners are moving forward with plans to issue $7.48 million in bonds for a variety of road projects – but without the controversial Floral Lane extension to US 21.
Town officials also approved the Parks and Recreation department’s recommendations on how to allocate $3.4 million of the 2015 bonds package, discussed the Comprehensive Bike Plan, and considered recommendations for improving traffic flow at Exit 28 in preparation for the beginning of the CMS school year.
Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, PARC, Planning & Development, Smithville, Statesville Road/US 21, Torrence Chapel, Town Hall, Traffic alerts
Posted on 28 July 2014.
The proposed roundabout. The design will be subject to change following analysis by the NCDOT and the town.
By JONATHAN COX
As work continues on a major reconfiguration of the interchange at I-77 Exit 28, the Town of Cornelius and NCDOT are studying the feasibility of another big road change nearby: a roundabout at US 21 and Catawba Avenue.
Officials say a roundabout would help improve traffic just east of the new “diverging diamond interchange” under construction at Exit 28.
The project is still in planning stages, awaiting conceptual design and cost estimates by the town and NCDOT which should be completed within the next two months. Read the full story
Posted in Exit 28 area, Planning & Development, Public works, Statesville Road/US 21, Town Hall