Construction en CATS Map Will Help Navigate Light Rail Extension Traffic <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Major construction of bridges and tracks for the blue line light rail extension will begin in the next few months. And with that, be ready to spend more time in traffic. Charlotte Area Transit System officials announced Friday that it's making a </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">map available to give commuters a heads up on road and lane closures</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and turning restrictions during construction.</span></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:43:02 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 46955 at CATS Map Will Help Navigate Light Rail Extension Traffic Concord Seeks Overpass To Concord Mills Mall <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you've ever visited the Concord Mills mall, you've probably had to sit in traffic for at least a few minutes. That's because Exit 49 off I-85 is the most congested interchange in </span>Cabarrus<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County.</span></p><p>Last month, the city of Concord passed a resolution endorsing the construction of an overpass between I-85 and the mall and sidewalks to make the area more pedestrian-friendly.</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 03:10:44 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 42334 at Concord Seeks Overpass To Concord Mills Mall 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 CDOT Removing One-Way Streets Uptown More Magnets, K-8 Schools Part Of CMS Building Proposal <p></p><p>Charlotte Mecklenburg School officials are gearing up for a bond referendum this fall.&nbsp; They laid out a <a href="">plan</a>&nbsp;Tuesday night to build several new schools throughout the county, including three k-8 schools and a handful of magnets.</p><p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 13:32:40 +0000 Lisa Miller 24055 at More Magnets, K-8 Schools Part Of CMS Building Proposal A Sign Of Surging Construction In Mecklenburg <p></p><p>Mecklenburg County is adding 18 new building inspectors, in response to an expected surge in construction, but that has not necessarily led to a surge in construction jobs.</p><p>Mecklenburg Code Enforcement Director Jim Bartl says his office has been steadily getting busier. By spring, he expects to be so busy that his office will need the new staff.</p><p>“What we’ve been observing, which is a trend for 21 months especially on the commercial side, is a slow climb out of the depths of the recession,” Bartl says.</p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 14:14:11 +0000 Ben Bradford 17125 at A Sign Of Surging Construction In Mecklenburg Can You Really Lift 100 Pounds? <p></p><p>If you’re applying for a job with a construction company and say you can lift 100 pounds, you better make sure you can do it comfortably. One Kannapolis employer is now using a new fitness exam for prospective hires aimed at reducing worker’s compensations claims.</p><div><p>At the Northeast Rehab center in Concord, physical therapist Sandie Warantz is showing off one of the first things someone applying for a position with the Wayne Brothers construction company might have to do.</p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 19:38:27 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 14533 at Can You Really Lift 100 Pounds?