Brawley School Road on time

The two segments of Brawley School Road being widened to four lanes are on schedule, an area N.C. Department of Transportation official said.

General contractor Rea Construction has one year to complete the $45million stretch from the Point community on Lake Norman to just past Williamson's Chapel United Methodist Church, DOT Division Construction Engineer Dan Grissom told the Top of the Lake Mooresville Rotary Club recently.

W.C. English Inc. has until July 1, 2013, to complete the $31million second segment, which includes the interchange.

Both stretches will include 5-foot-wide sidewalks and 4-foot-wide bike lanes, Grissom said.

A third stretch, from just past the interchange west to U.S. 21, has no funding in the state's plan through 2015, Grissom said.

The federal government is paying 80 percent of the cost and the state 20 percent to widen Brawley School Road.

The segment from Williamson Road to just past the future Interstate 77 interchange got federal stimulus funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

The stimulus money enabled work on the second leg to start sooner, Grissom said. Work otherwise wouldn't have been able to start until late 2011, Grissom said.

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Lowe's awards $25,000 gazebo grant

Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $25,000 grant to the town to complete a reading gazebo at the Mooresville Public Library.

The gazebo is being built in the Rotary Reading Garden behind the library.

The town provided the property, the Mooresville and Mooresville-Lake Norman Rotary Clubs did the initial construction of the garden and Friends of the Mooresville Public Library gave $5,000 to the project. The Rotary clubs will pay the rest.