City News

August 19, 2008

Survey takers want a cap on I-277, pedestrian paths

If the 218 survey takers are a valid representation, many I-277 users want a cap over the highway and safer paths for pedestrians and cyclists.

The city's Department of Transportation recently revealed the results of a survey offered on the CDOT Web site, which was fully completed by 187 of the respondents.

The results likely caught the attention of city leaders and traffic officials, who last week took part in a four-day planning session that included talks of an I-277 cap.

According to the survey, 72 percent of respondents favor a cap connecting South End and Uptown, with more than 85 percent wanting some type of recreational activity on it.

Sixty-four percent said a buffer between I-277 and a pedestrian path would be “very effective,” and 77 percent said the same for off-street bike paths.

Details: charmeck.org/ departments/transportation.

Heads up

DILWORTH 5K: About 2,000 runners are expected for Saturday's Greek Festival 5K in Dilworth. Expect delays or closures in the morning on the following streets: East Boulevard, Dilworth Road, Lyndhurst Avenue, Park Road and Worthington Avenue.

PANTHERS GAME: Be aware of clogged streets and parking garages around Bank of America Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 23, when the Panthers host the Washington Redskins at 7:30 p.m.

INTERSECTION CLOSING: Stormwater system installation will close the intersection of Nassau Boulevard and Kensington Drive in Plaza Midwood through Friday, Aug. 22. Local access will be allowed.

STREET CLOSING: Remount Road from Barringer Drive to the Briar Creek bridge has been reduced to one lane in each direction for the installation of water lines along Remount. This will remain until at least Sept. 12.

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