Matthews Receives Favorable Response from NCDOT on East John Street Widening

Posted on Monday June 19, 2017
NCDOT Accommodates Many of the Requests from Town Board on Specific Elements of the Major Construction Project Slated for Matthews

Matthews, NC - Town of Matthews Mayor Jim Taylor today released the following statement regarding a letter from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) in response to a resolution adopted by the Matthews Town Board in March on the widening of East John Street:

“We are pleased with the response from NCDOT indicating they will accommodate many of our requests as they continue their plan to widen East John Street. There will not be a Superstreet in downtown Matthews. All along, we have said we want to work collaboratively with NCDOT to develop a positive outcome for Matthews and its residents. The safety of motorists, pedestrians and cyclists is the top priority. We believe the changes made to NCDOT’s plan will not only enhance safety, but will also preserve the historic and walkable downtown core and minimize the impact on homes along East John Street.

“We appreciate the input from so many of Matthew’s residents. Town staff, myself, and the entire Town Board will continue our efforts to work together with NCDOT as this project progresses.”

Please click here to read the letter in its entirety


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