Posted on 15 January 2013.
Kurt Naas of Widen I-77 (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
By DAVID BORAKS
CORNELIUS – About 125 people crowded into the Cornelius Town Hall board room Monday night, where leaders of the anti-toll citizens group Widen I-77 called for a halt in plans for toll lanes on I-77 north of Charlotte. The group wants the state to look for other ways of paying to widen the interstate, arguing that toll lanes won’t help congestion in the Lake Norman area and could hurt the region’s economy by scaring away businesses. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Cornelius, Huntersville, Living with Growth, Mecklenburg County, Mooresville, Planning & Development, Politics, Theater, Town Hall, Transportation
Posted on 09 January 2013.
By VINCE WINEGARDNER
The NC DOT is in the final phases of approving High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes for I-77. These one or two HOT lanes will be built or converted from the currently free High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes between 5th Street in Charlotte and Exit 36 in Mooresville. A second phase envisions these HOT lanes extending all the way to Statesville. The lanes are intended to manage traffic and offer paying drivers a faster trip along I-77 between Mooresville and Charlotte. It would not address the congestion currently experienced in the general purpose lanes. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Huntersville, Living with Growth, Opinion, Planning & Development, Transportation
Posted on 08 January 2013.
A trailer somehow separated from a truck on I-77 southbound just south of Exit 30 around 2:20pm Tuesday, slowing traffic on the highway.
Davidson and Cornelius rescue units responded to the scene, and found the truck in the median on the left side of the southbound lanes. Most units left soon after.
Traffic remained slow at 3:30pm.
Posted in Cornelius, Fire calls, Traffic alerts
Posted on 13 December 2012.
A truck went off I-77 northbound near Exit 28 around 4:30pm on Thursday, slowing traffic through the Lake Norman area at rush hour. The N.C. Department of Transportation reported that the right lane and I-77 off ramp were closed. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Traffic alerts
Posted on 05 December 2012.
Officials and citizens looked at a map of the proposed HOT lanes north of Charlotte at a May workshop at Cornelius Town Hall. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
By DAVID BORAKS
The state Department of Transportation’s proposal to adopt toll lanes to help finance a widening of I-77 north of Charlotte continues to draw attention in north Mecklenburg, in public and private settings. A divided Cornelius Town Board again this week declined to take a public position against the idea. And next week, the North Meck Republican Women will host a meeting Tuesday that will feature an outspoken critic of toll lanes.
Read the full story
Posted in Business, Calendar, Cornelius, Exit 30 area, Huntersville, Living with Growth, Mooresville, Planning & Development, Politics, Town Hall, Transportation
Posted on 08 November 2012.
Updated Friday, 7:29am
I-77 southbound was closed near Exit 30 in Davidson Thursday night because of a multiple-vehicle accident just south of the interchange. Nobody was seriously hurt in the wreck, but a fuel spill kept the road closed for about 90 minutes, and one lane remained blocked until the early hours of Friday, the NC Department of Transportation said. Read the full story
Posted in Exit 30 area, Fire calls, Police Blotter, Traffic alerts
Posted on 29 October 2012.
<img src="http://davidsonnews.net/files/2012/10/102912Filltheboot.jpg" alt="davidson firefighters filled the boot" title="102912Filltheboot" width= Tips How Your Ex Girl Friend Back “590″ height=”277″ class=”size-full wp-image-66537″ /> Davidson firefighters asked drivers for donations Oct. 20 at the annual “Fill the Boot” drive on Main Street. The campaign raised more than $800 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)Firefighters responded to a number of vehicle collisions over the past 10 days, including an accident on I-77 at Exit 30 in which a passenger had to be extricated with hydraulic tools by emergency workers and flown by helicopter to a hospital in downtown Charlotte. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Davidson College, Downtown & old Davidson, East Davidson, Exit 30 area, Fire calls, McConnell, River Run, South Main Street
Posted on 20 October 2012.
Drivers waited while traffic was stopped for the Saturday afternoon wreck. (Wendi Amos photo)
A woman driver was seriously injured and had to be airlifted to the hospital in Charlotte Saturday afternoon after her car ran into the rear of a nearly stopped tractor-trailer. The wreck happened around 1:45 p.m., and forced the closure of I-77 near Exit 30 in Davidson.
Car overturns on Davidson-Concord Road. Details below.
Both lanes of the highway were closed briefly while an emergency helicopter landed to evacuate the unidentified woman, according to Davidson public safety officials. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Fire calls, Mooresville, Police Blotter, Public safety, Traffic alerts