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DDI Traffic Informational Session Town of Cornelius Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce June 11, 2014.

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1 DDI Traffic Informational Session Town of Cornelius Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce June 11, 2014

2 Program Background and History DDI Roadway Design and Benefits Traffic Pattern Changes During Remaining Construction Q & A

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4 Background and History Exit 28 – Cornelius’ sole interchange – One of two primary east-west connectors – Daily Vehicular Trips I-77 – 92,000 per day West Catawba Ave. – 27,000 per day Catawba Ave. – 26,000 b/w I-77 and Hwy. 21; 15,000 east of Hwy. 21 Growth – Cornelius and North Meck – Early 90s: Cornelius approximately 2,000 population – Today: Greater than 26,000 – Buildout: At least mid-30,000s

5 Background and History Corridor Solution – West Catawba Ave., Interchange, Bookends, and Catawba Ave. West Catawba Ave., Phase I widening complete West Catawba Ave., Phase II ranking underway (as early as 2018) Hwy. 21/Catawba Ave. Intersection - Preliminary Roundabout design Torrence Chapel/West Catawba Intersection – Study in FY15 Catawba Ave. – Traffic modeling underway for strategic turn lanes

6 DDI Roadway Design and Benefits Vehicular Safety – Eliminates left-turn conflicting movements Traffic throughput – Eliminate phases at intersections Left turn free flow (eliminates a phase) Crossing bridge from same time as opposing movement (eliminates a phase) Pedestrian Safety

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10 Construction/Traffic Schedule June 20 th weekend bridge closure – 32-hour continuous period Friday midnight – 8am Sunday – Detours to Exits 25 and 30 and Westmoreland Road – No through traffic across bridge – Ramps still available as long as not serving a movement that requires bridge crossing Available: Town Hall to Mooresville, West Catawba to Charlotte Not Available: Town Hall to Charlotte, West Catawba to Mooresville – Allows for the Traffic pattern shift to the DDI pattern

11 Alternate Routes From the East Side to the West Side I-77 North to Exit 30 Griffith St., take a left at the top of the Exit 30 ramp and a left to get back onto I-77 Southbound, and then get off at Exit 28 (also vehicles traveling from Charlotte to the West Side) Highway 115 North through Davidson and take a left onto Griffith Street, take a left onto I-77 South, then get off at Exit 28 Highway 21 South; take a right onto Westmoreland Road to the West Catawba Ave. intersection

12 Alternate Routes From the West Side to the East Side West Catawba Ave. to Westmoreland Road, then take a left on Highway 21 North West Catawba Ave. then a left onto Sam Furr Road, then turn left onto I-77 North I-77 South, get off at Exit 25, left at the top of the exit ramp, then turn left onto I-77 North (also for traveling from Mooresville to the East side)

13 CATS Village Rider The Village Rider (VR97) will still be operating during the closure with all stops available, but will have to follow the detours. Scheduled stop times will be different. During the period of only one lane; the Village Rider will operate as normal. Call (704)336-RIDE (7433) or visit for more information.

14 Construction Schedule June –~November 2014 – Significant day and night lane closures will occur – Approximately months – At all times, only one lane open in each direction across bridge – Construction of the medians, walls, permanent traffic signals, sidewalks, etc. ~November 2014 – Substantial Construction complete Town’s Aesthetic project will likely begin late 2014/early 2015 – ~6 months – 4 Masonry Abutments – Landscaping

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17 Q & A Contacts to stay informed – Tyler Beardsley, Cornelius Project Manager – – ext Follow us on Subscribe to “General Town News” at for info ed or texted.


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