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Ramp at I-40/I-77 cloverleaf closed for 10 days

FROM PRESS RELEASE CHARLOTTE – The N.C. Department of Transportation will temporarily close the ramp from I-40 West to I-77 South (Exit 152) in Statesville, starting at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 16, weather permitting. The ramp closure is scheduled to last 10 days for crews to safely complete paving and drainage work. There will be […]

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NCDOT adds new local projects to transportation plan

PRESS RELEASE CHARLOTTE – Transportation officials today announced that eight new transportation projects in Division 12, which includes Alexander, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell and Lincoln counties, are in the updated version of the state’s draft 10-year transportation plan. New projects in the area include: Widening of I-85 from U.S. 74 to the South Carolina line […]

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MORNING NEWSCAST: Taylorsville fire fighter dies, wreck clean-up forces lane closure

The Central Alexander – Taylorsville Fire Department is grieving the loss of a member this morning. The agency posted on its Facebook Page late yesterday that Eric, or Bubba, Pennell had died. Visitation and funeral plans have yet to be completed. The department is requesting prayers for the family and for its other members. In […]

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I-77 safety summit held in Cornelius

Community leaders and members of the public met for an I-77 safety summit in Cornelius last night. The focus was the toll lane construction zone following an increase in accidents and a review by the state. On display last night were pieces of metal debris found in the roadway. The state previously ordered various improvements […]

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Study to examine Mooresville rail crossings

PRESS RELEASE CHARLOTTE – The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting next week regarding the Mooresville Traffic Separation Study, which will evaluate highway/railroad crossings along the Norfolk Southern “O” Line between Bridges Farm Road and Mazeppa Road in Mooresville. The purpose of the study is to determine the need for improvements or […]

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Rehabilitation work causing back-ups on I-40

FROM PRESS RELEASE WINSTON-SALEM – N.C. Department of Transportation contractors will shift all traffic from the westbound side of Interstate 40 to the eastbound side between mile markers 171 and 177 beginning at 10 p.m. on March 19. This traffic shift into a two-way, one-lane pattern is necessary for an overhaul of this portion of […]

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Proposed NC 150 improvements to bypass historic Terrell district

PRESS RELEASE CHARLOTTE – The N.C. Department of Transportation is proposing to improve N.C. 150 from two lanes to a multi-lane roadway between the N.C. 16 Bypass in Catawba County and the U.S. 21/N.C. 150 interchange in Iredell County. In February, a meeting was held involving state and federal agencies to review the proposed project […]

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Roundabout in Troutman? NCDOT wants your input

PRESS RELEASE CHARLOTTE – The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting next week regarding a proposed project to build a roundabout at the intersection of Cornelius Road, Liva Lane and Perth Road in Troutman. The purpose of the project is to provide smoother, quicker and safer traffic flow. Driving through roundabouts at […]

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Statesville City Council approves million-dollar land purchase for airport

The City of Statesville will spend $1.1 million to buy land adjacent to the airport for development of pad-ready corporate hangar sites. According to an e-mail from Spokeswoman Nancy Davis, Council members gave their ok last night. The purchase is eligible for a 90 percent reimbursement by the NCDOT with 5 percent coming from Iredell […]

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City of Statesville releases Sunday storm update

PRESS RELEASE STREET CLEARNING UPDATE: Street crews are sanding and salting those icy/slick spots around town. Plows are headed out to look for any streets that were missed Saturday. They will also be cleaning up intersections and pushing the edges of the roads to them as wide as possible. ROAD CONDITIONS: Please do not call […]

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