Posted on 15 August 2014.
Posted in Business, Public works, Transportation
Posted on 11 August 2014.
Posted in Public works, Transportation
Posted on 08 August 2014.
Red highlights the section of Torrence Chapel to be widened, between Senlac and John Gamble roads.
By JONATHAN COX
The NCDOT has enlisted contractor Ferebee Corp. to widen Torrence Chapel Road by four feet in a project expected to begin in September. At just 16 feet across, Torrence Chapel is relatively narrow for its volume of traffic, and the widening is aimed at improving traffic flow and safety on the busy street.
The widening project, which is just one of several resurfacing projects Ferebee will be undertaking around the county this year, will bring Torrence Chapel to a standard width of 20 feet. The work will go on between John Gamble Road and Senlac Lane, toward the northern end of Torrence Chapel. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Public works, Torrence Chapel
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
Posted on 20 June 2014.
Posted in Lake Norman, PARC, Public works
Posted on 24 April 2014.
Posted in Business, Calendar, Cornelius, Downtown and old Cornelius, Exit 28 area, Living with Growth, Photo of the Day, Photo of the Day, Public works, Town Hall, Traffic alerts, Transportation
Posted on 03 April 2014.
Contractors for NC DOT worked Wednesday night on West Catawba Avenue (foreground), where the DOT is installing a right turn lane onto Westmoreland Road (left). See another photo below (James Sanders photo)
Nighttime work is underway on two road projects along Catawba Avenue in Cornelius. Reader James Sanders was out with his camera Wednesday night to document the scene.
The NC DOT is installing a right turn lane from northbound West Catawba Avenue onto Westmoreland Road. And in the Exit 28 area, contractors are starting work on resurfacing the bridge over I-77, as the DOT prepares to shift traffic to a crossover “diverging diamond” pattern. The change is designed to smooth traffic flow through the area.
The work on both projects is happening mostly at night and on weekends, with some lane closures possible. (See more in our March 31, 2014, item, “Earth is moving on Exit 28, West Catawba Road projects.”)
Read below for info on how to submit your photo of the day. And to see previous photos of the day, CLICK HERE» Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Downtown and old Cornelius, Exit 28 area, Photo of the Day, Public works, Traffic alerts, West Catawba Avenue, Westmoreland