Morning Minute: Thursday, March 21, 2019

News About Town:  Work will begin on the addition of the Weddington Road/I-485 Interchange soon. The project is fully funded and is being bundled with the I-485 Express Lane project. Express lanes are toll lanes for those who, as NCDOT phrases it, want “more reliable travel times.” Construction includes an auxiliary lane on both outer and inner I-485 as well. The contract for the project was awarded on September 20, 2018 to Blythe Construction, Inc., construction is expected to begin this summer, and open to traffic in 2022.The Town of Matthews is contributing funds for a 10-foot wide multi-use path and 8-foot planting strip along Weddington Road inside of I-485 and a 7.5-foot wide path along Weddington Road past I-485.

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News Around Town: House Representative Rachel Hunt and County Commissioner Susan Rodriguez McDowell will be at Matthews Town Hall(232 Matthews Station St.) this Sunday, March 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. Representative Hunt and Commissioner McDowell have invited constituents to come and share the important issues concerning the residents of Matthews.  

One Good Thing: This Friday (March 22) join Arts Delivered!, KidzArt, and Abrakadoodle at the  McDowell Art Studio (123 E. McDowell St.) for a free open house. If your kid is at Matthews Elementary pick them up and swing on by. Get a peek into the spring class line up and summer camp offerings. Give your kid a chance to try out some art activities to see if they’re a good fit. Art demos will be available for all ages, just stop in anytime between 3:00 and 4:30 p.m.