Traffic switch coming to U.S. 74 intersection
INDIAN TRAIL – Drivers on U.S. 74 will see new traffic patterns at the Indian Trail-Fairview Road/Indian Trail Road intersection as part of a $9.5 million project to convert four signalized intersections to “reduced conflict intersections.”
Reduced conflict intersections simplify traffic movements by reducing the number of conflict points, or possible locations, where vehicles can collide, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation.
Side-street traffic is redirected to turn right to enter the flow of traffic, while drivers wanting to go in the opposite direction enter a lane to make a U-turn.
Drivers traveling on U.S. 74 wishing to turn left to the side roads will need to use the U-turn locations for up to eight weeks while crews build concrete islands in the median.
A permanent change in the pattern will see drivers approaching U.S. 74 from the side roads turning right, then making a U-turn to reach their destination. When the project is completed, drivers on U.S. 74 will be able to turn left onto the side roads again.
Visit www.DriveNC.gov for details.
75 grams of heroin found during stop
MONROE – The Union County Sheriff’s Office seized 75 grams of heroin during a traffic stop Sept. 5 on U.S. 601 near the state line.
Jaime Luis Lorenzo, 23, of Texas, was arrested on drug trafficking charges. His next court date is Oct. 8.
Work starting soon on roundabout south of Waxhaw
WAXHAW – N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews will start building a roundabout on Sept. 13 at the intersection of N.C. 200 and McWhorter Road, south of Waxhaw near the South Carolina border.
The $886,000 project will take about six weeks to complete, with the roundabout moving traffic in mid-October.
During construction, drivers heading south on N.C. 200 will be detoured along Nesbit Road and Potter Road, before returning to N.C. 200. Northbound drivers will follow the detour in reverse.
Alzheimer’s Association hosting dementia workshop
MONROE – The Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter, in collaboration with the Union County Public Library, will host a dementia-related workshop.
“Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research” will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Oct. 10 at the Union County Public Library, 316 E. Windsor St. Register at https://tinyurl.com/Oct10Monroe or call 800-272-3900.
The free program provides tips on how to keep brains healthy as we age and possibly delay the onset of cognitive decline.
“This is one of the many programs we offer to let those impacted by Alzheimer’s know that we are here for them from the beginning of a diagnosis and throughout their journey with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia,” said Katherine Lambert, CEO of the Western Carolina Chapter.
Prowl the Den giving away tours of Carolina Panthers
CHARLOTTE – Allen Tate Realtors is offering an exclusive tailgate and tour experience of Bank of America Stadium through its Prowl the Den contest.
On Oct. 26, 25 winners and their three guests will take part in a behind-the-scenes tour of the NFL franchise’s facilities, including the kitchen, locker room and Gridiron Club.
The tour will begin with a tailgate party. One of the winners will get four suite tickets and four field passes for the Nov. 17 game and four replica jerseys.
Register at contest.allentate.com or stop by any Allen Tate sales office.