Posted on 26 January 2015.
Posted in Living with Growth, Transportation
Posted on 20 January 2015.
Posted in Traffic alerts
Posted on 17 January 2015.
Updated Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015
A Cornelius man was killed early Saturday after he stepped out of his car on I-77 in Fort Mill, SC, and was struck by another car.
Stephen Moshier, 57, of Cornelius, died of his injuries in the wreck, which happened at 12:45am at Mile 89 of I-77 northbound. Read the full story
Posted in Beyond Davidson, Cornelius, Cornelius People, Deaths
Posted on 10 January 2015.
DOT assistant resident engineer Rick Pruitte surveys the nearly completed structure Saturday around 8:30am. See a gallery below. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)
By DAVID BORAKS
As most of us slept early Saturday, workers on the Catawba Avenue bridge over I-77 erected a pair of 38-foot aluminum masts and attached cables, a nautical-themed decoration for the the newly rebuilt Exit 28 interchange.
The work is the final major step in the $5.4 million project, which has included converting the highway exit into a crossover pattern called a “diverging diamond interchange.” The North Carolina Department of Transportation is paying for most of the rebuilding, while the Town of Cornelius is picking up the roughly $2 million cost of the mast and cable structure and other aesthetic improvements still to come.
(Update: Town officials say the first phase of the improvements cost about $689,000, including about $170,000 for the masts and cables and $160,000 for concrete walls and lighting. Still to come are decorative bridge abutments and landscaping, which will make up the bulk of the aesthetic improvements’ cost, at $1.4 million.)
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Posted in Cornelius, Downtown and old Cornelius, Exit 28 area, Photo of the Day, Photos, Torrence Chapel, West Catawba Avenue
Posted on 20 November 2014.
Asst. Town Manager Andrew Grant speaks to business owners at Prosciuttos about the ongoing work at Exit 28 (Jonathan Cox/CorneliusNews.net)
By JONATHAN COX
Owners of Exit 28-area businesses crowded Prosciutto’s Pizza off Torrence Chapel Road Wednesday night to discuss how to lure back customers, now that lanes are open again after the NCDOT’s $5.4 million interchange reconstruction project. In a discussion that ranged from relaxing town sign rules to winning positive media attention to devising new promotions, they talked about how to recover after a difficult summer.
Most importantly, they said businesses need to cultivate a positive image for the Exit 28 area in the wake of negativity and complaints about traffic at the interchange. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Cornelius, Downtown and old Cornelius, Exit 28 area, Living with Growth, Planning & Development, Town Hall, Transportation