It seems like just weeks ago we were putting out our ’13 to watch in 2013’ series, previewing the area’s development for this outgoing year. But, alas, 2013 has come and gone, and 2014 is knocking on the door. But ...Read More »
Trade and Transportation
CHARLOTTE – A 40-acre piece of land in a desirable location in the University area – close to both an interstate and future public transportation – is to become an auto mall following a unanimous City Council rezoning decision Monday ...Read More »
North Charlotte’s growing pains were apparent at a community meeting on Dec. 12 at Oehler’s Mallard Creek BBQ Barn, where city and state transportation and planning officials were on hand to answer residents’ questions about roadwork and other development in ...Read More »
MONROE – A new 20-mile toll road is still the best option for relieving traffic congestion along U.S. 74 in Union County, according to a revised report issued recently by federal and state highway officials. The N.C. Department of Transportation ...
Tagged with: Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization Mecklenburg Union Metropolitan Planning Organization Monroe Bypass N.C. Department of Transportation Southern Environmental Law Center Union CountyRead More »
The state Department of Transportation will hold three meetings to receive comments on its revised analyses of the potential ecological impacts of building the Monroe Bypass, which it says is needed to alleviate traffic congestion in Monroe. The department was ...Read More »
MARVIN – Towns in Union County are scrambling to figure out how to fund the maintenance of future subdivision streets after the state recently alerted them that it will no longer be doing the work – something that municipalities in ...
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For a portion of the Indian Trail Town Council meeting Tuesday night, it seemed like a sanctioned parade for the proposed Monroe Bypass. Officials from state, county and local organizations raved about how the 19.7-mile toll road that would run from Stallings to Marshville would boost economic viability on U.S. Highway 74. They made a good case for the bypass, spouting facts about long commute times, heavy tractor-trailer use and how local businesses would benefit. But the opposition to the scrutinized bypass proposal wasn’t invited to speak at the council meeting, making the job easier.Read More »
Monroe Bypass divides Union County communities: DOT suspends work but continues payments to contractors, including one facing unrelated felony charges
State and federal transportation officials are putting the final touches on a second draft environmental report on the proposed Monroe Bypass, as nearby towns debate the project’s merits. Meanwhile, a lead bypass construction contractor continues to collect payments even though all work on the project has been suspended – and even as the company and four of its employees face federal fraud charges not related to the bypass work.
Tagged with: Fairview Town Council Federal Highway Administration Greg MIller Greg Tucker Indian Trail Town Council John Styx Cuthbertson trucking Kevin HIcks Monroe Bypass Monroe City Council N.C. Department of Transportation Southern Environmental Law Center Stallings Union County Board of Commissioners WeddingtonRead More »
A federal agency said Thursday it will stay out of the fight between Charlotte and North Carolina lawmakers for control of the nation's sixth busiest airport until legal issues are resolved in court. In a letter to the city, the Federal Aviation Administration said "who governs an airport is a local decision." But the agency has to ensure that airports "remain safe and financially self-sustaining."Read More »
City officials have begun looking at possible alternative options for funding its Gold Line streetcar expansion project, but have not given up on receiving a federal grant. Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation handed down the list of recipients of $474 million in federal money for transportation projects nationwide.Read More »