Traffic http://wfae.org en Expect Busier Memorial Weekend Traffic http://wfae.org/post/expect-busier-memorial-weekend-traffic <p>A larger than normal number of motorists in North Carolina will be taking to the roads this holiday weekend, despite much higher gas prices than this time last year.</p><p> Thu, 22 May 2014 15:22:25 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 51461 at http://wfae.org Expect Busier Memorial Weekend Traffic State Names Top Bidder For I-77 Widening http://wfae.org/post/state-names-top-bidder-i-77-widening <p>A long awaited project to widen I-77 north of Charlotte could start as early as December, state officials said Friday. The North Carolina Department of Transportation said Friday that a partnership led by a Spanish company that specializes in toll lanes is the apparent winning bidder on the project.</p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 13:56:20 +0000 David Boraks 48912 at http://wfae.org A Trifling Place, Episode 16: Where The Sidewalks At? http://wfae.org/post/trifling-place-episode-16-where-sidewalks <p>Welcome to <a href="http://www.wfae.org/topic/trifling-place" target="_blank"><em>A Trifling Place</em></a>, a podcast dedicated to exploring the ins-and-outs of Charlotte.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 20:03:51 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 46871 at http://wfae.org A Trifling Place, Episode 16: Where The Sidewalks At? Sidewalk Project Design Begins Year After Garinger H.S. Student's Death http://wfae.org/post/sidewalk-project-design-begins-year-after-garinger-hs-students-death <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlotte Transportation officials received public input Tuesday night on a dangerous intersection it’s in the process of redesigning. The intersection near </span>Garinger<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> High School has been the site of 42 crashes in three years, and the death of a teenager crossing the street.</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 13:30:11 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 35988 at http://wfae.org Sidewalk Project Design Begins Year After Garinger H.S. Student's Death CDOT Removing One-Way Streets Uptown http://wfae.org/post/cdot-removing-one-way-streets-uptown <p>Uptown Charlotte could look a lot different in five years—not the skyline, the streets. Several one-way streets will become two-way streets under the city’s Center City Transportation Plan, which is scheduled for completion around 2020. The plan will also affect Uptown this summer, when the Charlotte Department of Transportation starts converting a section of Poplar Street to a two-way road.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ben Bradford spoke with Ashton Watson, project manager at </span>CDOT<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Watson says one of the goals is to slow down traffic. First, they discussed the upcoming changes.</span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:08:11 +0000 Ben Bradford 30210 at http://wfae.org CDOT Removing One-Way Streets Uptown A Trifling Place, Episode 7: Turn Green Already! http://wfae.org/post/trifling-place-episode-7-turn-green-already <p><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">Welcome to “<a href="http://www.wfae.org/topic/trifling-place" target="_blank">A Trifling Place</a>,” a podcast dedicated to exploring the ins-and-outs of Charlotte.</span></p><p><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">Every city has its share of traffic issues. In Charlotte, for example, there are a lot of complaints about rush hour near </span><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">Ballantyne</span><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5"> on I-485. (Relief is coming.&nbsp;</span><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">That section of the road is scheduled to be expanded to three lanes by December 2014.</span><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">)</span></p><p>But today we're not talking about the quality of the Charlotte region’s roads. We’ll focus on an issue the Charlotte Department of Transportation has a little more control over: traffic lights.</p><p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 19:27:12 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 23578 at http://wfae.org A Trifling Place, Episode 7: Turn Green Already! Transportation Plan for the DNC http://wfae.org/post/transportation-plan-dnc <P>The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police department, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and a host of other local and national authorities, have released a transportation plan for uptown Charlotte for the days leading up to and during the Democratic National Convention. To say that the plan of closures, restrictions and checkpoints will affect the residents and businesses uptown could be a major understatement. Wed, 15 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Charlotte Talks 2732 at http://wfae.org Transportation Plan for the DNC