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NCDOT to resurface Independence Pointe Parkway in Matthews, thanks to Feds

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The N.C. Department of Transportation will be putting funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to work on 0.2 miles of Independence Pointe Parkway (State Road 4497) in Matthews beginning Wednesday, July 14, weather permitting. The $245,000 contract was awarded to Blythe Development Co. of Charlotte to mill and resurface Independence Pointe […]

By |July 1st, 2010|Matthews, Transportation|0 Comments

Drunk driver causes wreck last night–4 injured

Last night a 31-year-old woman was charged with DWI when she cause a wreck at the corner of Margaret Wallace and Idlewild roads.

By |May 28th, 2010|Police, Transportation|0 Comments

Matthews street closings

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N. Trade St. in Matthews will be closed from 11 p.m. – 6 a.m. beginning Sunday night, May 24 thru Thursday morning, May 27. Work will be done on the crosswalks, speed tables and pavement markings.

This is the final phase of the N. Trade Street improvements that have been underway this Spring. The […]

By |May 24th, 2010|Transportation|0 Comments

Despite gulf oil spill, gas prices are down

Average retail gasoline prices in Charlotte have fallen 4.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.77/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 6.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.80/g, according to gasoline price website CharlotteGasPrices.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Charlotte during the past week, […]

By |May 24th, 2010|Transportation|0 Comments

Gas prices up 73 cents in the last year

The website CharlotteGasPrices.com is reporting that gas prices today are 73.9 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 2.5 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The average retail gasoline prices in Charlotte have fallen 4.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.74/g today. This compares […]

By |April 19th, 2010|Transportation|0 Comments

A new day for divvying up highway funds?

Joseph Coletti of the John Locke Foundation gave a presentation today to the General Assembly’s Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee. Read the press release after the break.
“More money is not the only issue, or even the most important issue,” Coletti added. “Spending what we have more wisely is the key, by acting to delay or delete funding for the most cost-ineffective projects and moving that money into maintenance needs.”
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By |April 6th, 2010|Raleigh, Transportation|0 Comments