About 12 citizens spoke during this time on the I-77 managed lanes project and the Potts/Sloan/Beaty corridor project. Representatives from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, including Chief Deputy Secretary Nick Tennyson, answered many questions from the board of commissioners on the I-77 managed lanes project. Major construction on I-77 will begin in spring 2016; they will maintain current through lanes during daytime hours and close lanes during nighttime, non-peak hours.
The Davidson Board of Commissioners approved this resolution:
I-77 Managed Lanes
WHEREAS, the Davidson Board of Commissioners remains acutely aware of the need for additional lanes to be built as expeditiously as possible on I-77. The status quo is likely to slow our burgeoning economic development, decimate our home values, and cause severe environmental harm. So, doing nothing is simply not an option.
WHEREAS, accordingly, the Davidson Board of Commissioners supports Senator Tarte and Rep. Bradford as they explore legislative options to provide the necessary lanes within a reasonable timeframe and we urge state leaders to work with them to find solutions for the I-77 traffic problems that are fair to the citizens of the Town of Davidson and to our neighbors.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Davidson Board of Commissioners calls on all state and local leaders, and all our citizens as well, to work diligently to develop travel solutions that include mass transit to lessen the load on I-77 as traffic projections show dramatic increases in the years just ahead.
Public Information Officer Cristina Shaul presented the new Town of Davidson website. We encourage you to visit it at www.townofdavidson.org. Our core values state: Open communication is essential to an engaged citizenry, so town government will seek and provide accurate, timely information and promote public discussion of important issues. Our website is an important tool for communicating with, informing, and engaging with our citizens. Our goal was to improve navigation and information on our website to make it easier for citizens to find answers to their questions.
Citizens can get information in a variety of ways:
- Via our new navigation tabs: “Residents,” “Town Government,” “Doing Business,” “Things To Do,” and “How Do I?”
- Using the green icons to sign up for our eCrier emails; register for CharMeck Alerts to get emergency alerts and notifications via phone, text, and email; check the garbage and recycling schedule; use the staff directory; and view the events calendar
- Stay current on projects and important news in the project section under the green icons
- Get up-to-date news in our “News Flash” and “Spotlight” boxes