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Three transportation projects for the Town of Mooresville have received a boost in funding after the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) awarded $56.6 million throughout Mecklenburg, Iredell and Union counties to support transportation planning initiatives.

Cami Weckerly, the town’s transportation engineer, and Erika Martin, transportation planner, collaborated to secure the CRTPO funding after the agency advertised available funding for shortfall projects, or projects that had increases in their cost estimation.

“ If we didn’t get the funding for the overages on these projects, we would have had to use local funding, or the projects could have stopped altogether,” said Weckerly. “This was a really good opportunity that we took advantage of, so we wouldn’t have to use 100% local funds.”

The funding will be used at the N.C. 150 and N.C. 115 intersection, the intersection of N.C. 801 and N.C. 150, and the Dye Creek Greenway, which will connect from Bellingham Park to Johnson Dairy Road.

Construction is currently underway for the N.C. 150 and N.C. 115 intersection, which is being enhanced with new right-turn lanes on the westbound and southbound legs of the intersection. CRTPO awarded an additional $1.21 million toward the estimated $3.4 million total project cost.

The construction contract for the intersection of N.C. 801 and N.C. 150 was recently awarded and the work to begin adding new left lanes on all legs of the intersection will start mid-August. To assist with the construction costs, CRTPO gave an additional $2.32 million for approximately $4.9 million in total project cost.

The Dye Creek Greenway project was additionally awarded a little more than $3 million towards the estimated $4.4 million greenway. The project is currently nearing the end of its right-of-way acquisition phase.

SUBHED: Applications being accepted for Citizens Academy

The 2019 Mooresville Citizens Academy is kicking off on Sept. 5, and residents are welcome to start signing up, both online and in person, for the eight-week course.

The Citizens Academy gives town residents an inside look at services and facilities, as well as an opportunity to meet the people who bring those services to their homes each day. Two sessions of the academy will be offered each Thursday, one in the morning from 9 a.m. to noon, and the other in the evening, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Fifteen residents can be included in each session, and the deadline to apply is Aug. 31.

The academy is free, and will incorporate interactive talks and presentations, tours, and live demonstrations.

Applications for the 2019 Citizens Academy are now available online at or in person at Town Hall, 413 N. Main St., and the Mooresville Public Library, 304 S. Main St. Please return applications to Megan Pleasant, communications specialist, at .

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