Well, according to an email received here at aShortChronicle they are for trees that will soon be removed as part of the Exit 30 Bridge and Roundabouts being done as part of the I77 HOT Lanes project.
Back on December 13th, I77 Mobility Partners
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Watch the presentation here at minute 29.
At that meeting Town Manager Jamie Justice indicated the Planning Department was on top of it and working closely with I77 Mobility and NCDOT.
One has to wonder what happened and when the Town knew of this change and why it wasn't communicated to the public.
The new bridge is considerably wider with 5 foot sidewalks and 6 foot bike lanes on each side. This is something Davidson Town Hall had wanted for years along with more roundabouts. Cutting down the trees and scarring the entrance to town from the interstate appears to be an unintended, or just unconsiddered, consequence of that desire.