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Cornelius Community Pleas for Sidewalk

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Torrence Chapel Road in Cornelius, next to West Catawba Avenue is the center of an issue going on in a residential community. People who live on the road are requesting the city to create a sidewalk for safety purposes.

The road narrows one mile from the highway intersection and the main sidewalk disappears around Country Club Drive.

Diane Gilroy, who lives on the road, started a petition to ask the town for a sidewalk. Cornelius mayor Chuck Travis says that is not an unusual request and it can be done. It's just going to take time.

“Part of what has held it up is we are in the process of widening Torrence Chapel Road. The state DOT is working on that now. That project will be underway later this fall. So that project will go in first.”

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