Friday, April 20th 8:30 am: Chamber?s Focus Friday examines the NC Highway 73 Alignment - Huntersville Town Hall

Published Wednesday, April 11, 2018 4:49 am
by (Bill Russell)

1200px NC Highway 73 map.svgPerhaps no road alignment has been discussed with as much interest over a long period of time as North Carolina Highway 73 which traverses much of Huntersville and Davidson from Lincoln to Cabarrus County.

On Friday, April 20th at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce Focus Friday, Town Transportation Planner Bill Coxe and Town Planning Director Jack Simoneau will be on hand to share:

1) The current schedule for NC 73 widening from NC 16 in Lincoln County to US 29 in Cabarrus County and the I-77/NC 73 interchange.
2) The planning has begun, what do we know now and when will we know more?
3) Is a superstreet the future of NC 73?
4) What suggestions have been made for bike and pedestrian accommodations?

This Focus Friday will take place at Huntersville Town Hall 101 Huntersville Concord Road in Huntersville on Friday April 20 at 8:30 am until 10 am.

Focus Friday is a public policy program of the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce which examines community and legislative issues from multiple perspectives. While intended for Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce members and community leaders, guests are welcome by RSVP to the Chamber at 704-892-1922.

Focus Friday is presented by Novant Health - Huntersville Medical Center and sponsored by Business Today and WSIC 100.7 FM. The program is emceed by Public Policy Chairman Jason Colvin.

Note:  There is abundant parking for Twn Hall located at the Parking Deck adjacent to Discovery Place Kids. 

The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, with approximately 950 business members, represents the Huntersville, Davidson, Cornelius, and greater Lake Norman regional business community.

About our Speaker:headshot1April08

Bill Coxe - Huntersville Transportation Planner

Bill Coxe, a native of Charlotte, attended Charlotte-Mecklenburg public schools. Bill attended the College of William and Mary, graduated from UNC-Charlotte in 1978 with a double major in geography and political science. Married with one son and various dogs and cats.
He served as a Mecklenburg County engineering aide beginning in 1975 (before I-77 opened!) and the County?s transportation planner from 1978 to 1998. Advised the County and Towns in Mecklenburg on transportation planning until 1998 when he joined the Town of Huntersville as their transportation planner. Represents Huntersville on and has held positions of Chair and Vice-chair of the region?s transportation Technical Coordinating Committee. Enthusiast for various transportation modes including automobiles, transit, motorcycles, bicycles, canoes, and sneakers.

Professional affiliations include the Institute of Transportation Engineers, Transportation Research Board, and Urban Land Institute.

JackJack ? Simoneau ? Huntersville Planning Director

Jack Simoneau, AICP is currently the Planning Director for the Town of Huntersville and has held that position since 2001. Prior to that, he was the Director of Planning and Inspections for Currituck County (1989-2001) and started his career as a member of the Greenville NC planning staff (1981-1989). Mr. Simoneau has a Master of Public Administration and BA in Urban and Regional Planning from East Carolina University. He has been a team member on projects that have won five NCAPA awards during his career.