Wednesday, September 27, 2017

PICTURES - Oct 5 NCDOT meeting on Potts-Sloan-Beaty Connector & NC115-Potts Intersection

October 5th will see an NCDOT meeting on two projects that will have significant impact on Davidson.  Per the below, this is not a "hearing".  Make sure you submit your comments in writing.

The Potts-Sloan-Beaty project and the NC115-Potts intersection redesign projects are primarily being paid for with the I77 HOT lanes "Bonus Allocation" funds.  Davidson Town Hall is also hoping to get additional funding for the PSB Connector to add another "big wide sidewalk" (aka multi-use path) along with the project.  This money would come from "mobility" bonds the Town has on the ballot this November.

Below is the press release from Town Hall.

DAVIDSON, N.C. – The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting on Thursday, October 5, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Cornelius Town Hall (21445 Catawba Avenue) for two proposed projects in Cornelius and Davidson.
One project would improve the intersection of N.C. 115 (Main Street) at Potts Street, potentially with a roundabout. The other proposes to extend Potts Street to Sloan Street, add a multi-use trail between N.C. 115 and Griffith Street, and a roundabout at the Sloan Street/Griffith Street intersection. The purpose of these projects is to provide travel alternatives through Cornelius and Davidson by improving connectivity and traffic flow. During the meeting, NCDOT representatives will be available to answer questions about the projects and receive input from citizens. Interested citizens may attend the meeting at any time as no formal presentation will be made.
In order to encourage attendance and alleviate the need to park at Cornelius Town Hall, the Davidson Parks & Recreation bus will shuttle meeting attendees from Davidson Town Hall starting at 4:50 and will run on a continuous loop until 7:10 p.m.
“We recognize that traffic flow is challenging around town and feel that these two NCDOT projects will help provide motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians with alternative routes through town,” said Town Manager Jamie Justice. “We want Davidson citizens to be aware of these two projects, provide feedback, and have an easy way to get to and from the meeting.”
Written comments can be provided at the meeting or by phone, email, or mail through Oct. 19. Comments received will be taken into consideration as the project develops. For information about the proposed projects, contact Sean Epperson, NCDOT Division Design Team Lead at (704) 983-4400 or, or consultant Teresa Gresham at (919) 677-2194

While the press release does not provide the below pictures, aShortChronicle received them from a citizen familiar with these efforts.  Look closely.  Every one of these designs negatively impacts home owners along the routes in som way.

NC115-Potts Options

Potts-Sloan-Beaty Options

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing these Rick. The intersection of 115/Davidson/Potts has looked like a disaster in the making for some time, and I welcome any change that gets cars in/out of the YMCA without so many dangerous left turns and near-accidents.